If you are about to schedule an abortion, it is in your best interest to first receive an ultrasound. It provides valuable information that may impact whether or not abortion is the right step for you.
It Gives Details About Your Pregnancy
Not only will an ultrasound confirm you are actually pregnant, it can also provide valuable information such as:
- Age of the pregnancy
- Status of the pregnancy
- Location of the pregnancy
Keep reading to know why each piece of information is crucial before making your abortion decision.
It Alerts You to Risks
Gathering the above information can determine if you qualify for an abortion. For example, knowing whether or not your pregnancy is still viable is important since up to 20% of pregnancies end in natural miscarriage.
If it’s determined that the pregnancy is not viable, you will qualify for a procedure different from an abortion.
By determining the location of the pregnancy, you will know whether or not your pregnancy is ectopic. Ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening and can disqualify you for an abortion.
Last but not least, it’s important to know the age of the pregnancy because medication abortions are only FDA-approved up to 10 weeks gestational age.
Taking the abortion pill past 10 weeks can be detrimental to your health. It can also result in an incomplete abortion, requiring medical intervention.
It Empowers You to Make an Informed Decision
With all of the knowledge an ultrasound scan provides, you can be empowered to know that you took the right precautions and know the status of your pregnancy.
At Lakes Life Care Center, we offer no-cost ultrasound services and confidential and pressure-free consultations where you can discuss your options and learn more about the pregnancy process. Contact us today!