Limited Obstetric Ultrasounds
If you have received positive results from a pregnancy testing appointment at Northfield Women’s Center, your next step is to have an ultrasound performed by our Registered Diagnostic Sonographer. We provide our ultrasounds completely free of charge, in a professional and caring environment.
What Do Ultrasounds Do?
Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to detect and project an image of the inside of the uterus. It is a painless and routine procedure to confirm a pregnancy and provides valuable information to both the woman and the sonographer about the viability and health of the fetus.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
As mentioned above, an ultrasound is needed to confirm a pregnancy. While a pregnancy test may indicate pregnancy, only an ultrasound can tell whether the pregnancy is viable and progressing at a normal rate.
Our limited obstetric ultrasounds can provide a variety of details about the developing fetus, including gestational age, viability and the presence of a heartbeat. Gestational age refers to the age of the fetus, which is important if a woman is considering an abortion. Certain abortion procedures are dependent on gestational age.
A pregnancy is deemed viable if a heartbeat is detected and the fetal development is taking place in the uterus. If a pregnancy is developing in the fallopian tubes or elsewhere in the body, it is called an ectopic pregnancy and is a serious medical concern that must be addressed immediately.
My Ultrasound Confirmed My Pregnancy… What’s Next?
Once your pregnancy is confirmed through an ultrasound, it’s time to learn about your pregnancy options. Our center provides free and confidential options consultations. During your appointment, we will discuss parenting, abortion and adoption, while also discussing your concerns and answering any questions you may have about your next steps. We are here to empower you to make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy. Schedule your appointment today.