Confirm Your Pregnancy

If you recently found out you are pregnant, the next step is to have an ultrasound performed. At Women’s Resource Center, we can provide you with a free ultrasound to learn more about your pregnancy.

Through high-frequency sound waves, an ultrasound produces an image of the inside of the uterus, which provides crucial information regarding the pregnancy. During the procedure, a gel or lubricant is applied to the woman’s skin, helping to reduce static between the skin and the ultrasound “wand.”

If you are interested in an ultrasound, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Purpose of An Ultrasound

Ultrasounds can tell you a lot about your pregnancy. Through an examination of fetal development, an accurate estimation of the gestational age of the pregnancy can be provided, while also detecting a fetal heartbeat. Ultrasounds can also determine the location of your pregnancy, guarding against potential issues like ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic Pregnancy

Although ectopic pregnancies are rare, they must be treated immediately in the case that one does occur, as it can be life-threatening. A pregnancy is classified as ectopic when a fertilized egg implants in an area outside of the uterus, which can lead to severe organ damage or blood loss as the pregnancy develops.

Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms Include:

  • Acute pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Excessive dizziness or fatigue

Should you experience any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately.

Miscarriage

Ultrasounds can also assess your risk of miscarriage. As miscarriages occur in approximately one in four pregnancies, it is important to guard against risks as early as possible.

Causes of Miscarriages Include:

  • Infection
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Hormones
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Weakened cervix
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • STIs/STDs

Even the most cautious pregnancies carry some risk of miscarriage. Should you find yourself experiencing any symptoms related to the above, please contact a medical professional immediately.

 

Receiving a positive pregnancy test result can be distressing, but it’s important not to panic. Schedule your free and confidential ultrasound appointment at Women’s Resource Center by contacting us today.