Our highly trained and experienced medical staff will be glad to provide you with a free, confidential ultrasound. Then you will be provided with accurate information on your pregnancy status, as well as the information and referrals you need.

The first step is to determine if you are pregnant. Then a limited obstetrical ultrasound, provided under the direction and oversight of a licensed physician, will be offered to ascertain how far along you are in your pregnancy. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that “bounce” off the baby and produce a picture, which is projected onto a screen.

With ultrasound, the tiny embryo usually can be observed and measured by five weeks and one day. The beating heart is one indicator that the pregnancy may be viable and likely to continue on its natural course. Using measurement, we can usually estimate the baby’s gestational age and an accurate due date.

Important Note: If you are considering abortion, it is important that you first have an ultrasound. Approximately 25-30% of all positive pregnancy tests do not develop into a viable fetus.* An ultrasound can show if the heart is beating and if the baby is located in the uterus. Some fertilized eggs never make it out of the fallopian tubes and can cause the tube to rupture as it grows larger. This is called an ectopic pregnancy. An ultrasound can indicate if you should seek immediate medical attention.

For an experienced, professional, obstetrical ultrasound, call us now at (712)224-2000 or e-mail us at info@herhealthwomenscenter.org .

*In order to receive an ultrasound, you must have a positive pregnancy test result in our office.

 

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*http://www.health.com/pregnancy/5-things-about-miscarriages-you-probably-dont-know