Following a positive pregnancy test result at Embrace, we’ll offer you a no-cost limited ultrasound appointment to medically confirm your pregnancy. Limited ultrasounds are offered at the nurse’s discretion. Many times an ultrasound will be performed immediately after your pregnancy test, but in some cases the nurse may ask you to return at a later date.

Why Do I Need A Limited Ultrasound?

A limited ultrasound will provide you with valuable information you’ll need to consider your pregnancy options properly. We want you to make the best, most empowering choice possible. Making a confident decision includes being informed. 

An limited ultrasound will help detect vital information you need to know.

1. Is your pregnancy viable (growing)?

Up to 20% of all known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. One purpose of a limited ultrasound is to ensure you really are pregnant so that you can begin considering the options you have.

2. How far along are you?

If you are thinking about abortion, this is crucial information. The different abortion procedures available are determined by how far along you are. For instance, the FDA has approved the abortion pill for use for up to 70 days. No matter what options you’re considering, this is valuable for you to know.

3. Where is your pregnancy located?

A fertilized egg is supposed to attach and grow in the uterus. If the embryo attaches somewhere else, like within a fallopian tube, it’s called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and should be treated immediately by a medical professional.

What Is An Ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses the echoes from high-frequency sound waves to produce a picture of the inside of your uterus. Our technician first applies a gel-like substance to your abdomen and rubs a wand-like instrument called a transducer through the gel.

From the echoes of the sound waves, an image forms on a computer screen, letting the technician point out what you’re seeing and listen for a viable heartbeat.