Ultrasound is a valuable service for women to gain medical information about their pregnancy in order to make an informed choice.
- Do I have a viable pregnancy? (Can a fetal heartbeat be detected?)*
- How far along am I? (The type of abortion procedure is based on this information.)
- What is my estimated due date? (How much time do I have to make a decision?)
- Is the pregnancy in the uterus? (Pregnancies that develop outside the uterus, known as ectopic pregnancies can be life threatening)
If you are considering abortion, pre-surgical testing such as ultrasound is recommended prior to setting up an abortion appointment. Before any surgical procedure, diagnostic testing is important to determine which medical approach to take. All surgical procedures carry potential risk factors; protect yourself by knowing what those risks are.