If you have a positive pregnancy test, your next step is to have an ultrasound. We offer pregnancy confirmation through obstetrical ultrasound at no charge.
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is an imaging method using sound waves to create real-time images from within your body. Our experienced sonographer can discuss your ultrasound findings with you.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
At Marin Pregnancy Clinic, an ultrasound can provide the information necessary to confirm that a pregnancy is progressing as expected. An ultrasound shows:
- The viability of the pregnancy based on a detectable heartbeat
- How far along you are in your pregnancy (the gestational age)
- If the pregnancy is in the correct location. An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg has implanted outside of the uterus, and this could be dangerous to your health
Miscarriages Are Possible
According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. The percentage could be higher because many women miscarry before realizing they are pregnant.
It’s possible to get a positive result on a pregnancy test and no longer be pregnant because of a recent miscarriage. A pregnancy test may still detect pregnancy hormones in a woman’s body.
Why Is It Important To Know How Far Along My Pregnancy Is?
If you are considering abortion, the specific type of abortion procedure is recommended based on how far along you are. The abortion pill method, also known as a medical abortion, is permitted through 70 days (10 weeks) gestation.
After 70 days, the abortion provider may recommend a surgical abortion.
Schedule An Appointment at no charge
At Marin Pregnancy Clinic, you will receive the factual information you need about pregnancy, prenatal care, sexual health, abortion, and other health topics. Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our medical team. There is no charge for this appointment, and there is no obligation to continue your prenatal care at our clinic. We care about your health and your individual needs.