Ultrasound Before Abortion?

Positive home pregnancy test? You may be thinking “I can’t take care of a baby.” “I’m too young.” “I’m too old.” “I don’t want a baby.” “I can’t afford a baby.” So you decide to call and make an appointment for an abortion.

Before making an appointment, you’ll want to have your pregnancy medically confirmed by ultrasound.
A home pregnancy test does not provide enough information to make a decision. A hormone called hCG is released in your body when pregnant. A pregnancy test responds to this hormone, and shows up as positive. It’s important to note 1 in 5 pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. hCG levels can remain high following miscarriage, which means a home pregnancy test will continue to show up positive for several weeks following a natural miscarriage. Ultrasound is the best way to confirm a viable pregnancy. If you are not carrying a viable pregnancy, you don’t need an abortion. Your Choices provides free ultrasounds.

An ultrasound will also date how far along you are, so you know what procedures would be performed if you choose abortion. Dating of pregnancy is done via ultrasound, not by the first day of your last period. Having an ultrasound is an important part of your decision-making process. Contact us at 570-784-3143 to schedule an ultrasound with one of our medical professionals at our Bloomsburg clinic. All of our services are free and confidential.