A positive result on a pregnancy test isn’t enough information about your pregnancy. You need an ultrasound. Confirming your pregnancy with an ultrasound is the safest way to make a healthy, confident, and informed decision.
What Is An Ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to create an image of the inside of your uterus. At Sienna Women’s Health, either a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) or nurse performs your sonogram (ultrasound).
They apply a gel-like substance on your abdomen and rub an instrument called a transducer over the gel. The transducer picks up the echoes of soundwaves bouncing back from inside your uterus.
The echoes form an image of what is inside. Our technician can clarify all that you’re seeing.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
Only ultrasound reveals specific information about your pregnancy. One of the reasons for obtaining an ultrasound is to look at the movement, breathing, and heart rate of a fetus. If the technician cannot locate this information, you may have had a miscarriage or are too early in your pregnancy.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic say up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. The number is probably higher because many women miscarry without knowing they are pregnant. Only ultrasound confirms a developing pregnancy.
Ultrasound also determines the gestational age. Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy helps assess your options. In addition, ultrasound detects the location of the pregnancy. Some pregnancies develop outside the uterus and can be dangerous to your health.
Receive a free and confidential ultrasound up to 26 weeks of pregnancy at Sienna.
How Do I Qualify For An Ultrasound?
You need a positive pregnancy test result to qualify for a free and confidential ultrasound. We offer free and confidential pregnancy testing, but you can bring proof of a positive result from any medical office or lab.
You are welcome to bring anyone over 18 with you. Schedule an ultrasound appointment by phone, text, or online.