After a positive pregnancy testing result, your next step will be to have an ultrasound procedure. Pregnancy Resources offers free limited obstetrical ultrasound procedures to women who have had a positive pregnancy testing result at our center.
What is an ultrasound?
Ultrasounds procedures have been around for decades and are used for medical imaging. Ultrasounds use high-frequency soundwaves to return an image of what is inside the uterus. The procedure is completely safe for you and your pregnancy, and it is noninvasive.
Why do I need an ultrasound procedure?
An ultrasound procedure is important for a number of reasons. First, an ultrasound will be able to confirm your pregnancy by detecting a fetal heartbeat. It will also be able to tell you how far along you are, which is important information for better understanding what options are available to you. Finally, an ultrasound will determine where the pregnancy is located. Sometimes an egg can attach itself somewhere other than the uterus, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are very serious and can be fatal if left untreated.
What are my next steps?
After your ultrasound procedure, a member of our staff will be available to discuss your options with you. We know there are a lot of emotions involved with unexpected pregnancy, and we are here to give you the time you need to process, as well as all the information you need to make the best decision possible for you.
At Pregnancy Resources, our ultrasound services are completely free and confidential. We know that only you can make a decision about your unexpected pregnancy, and we are here to provide you with all the resources in order to do so. Give us a call at 563.386.3737 or 309.797.3636 to make your appointment with Pregnancy Resources today.