When facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed as you consider your options. If you are thinking about having an abortion, or have already decided to have an abortion, it’s important for the sake of your health to get all the information you can before moving forward with the procedure.
An ultrasound scan can provide this important information about 3 factors that can determine what type of abortion options are available to you, and what type might be unsafe for you.
The first piece of information an ultrasound can provide you is the gestational age of your pregnancy.
This is an important fact to know, as it will determine what type of abortion options are available to you. The FDA has warned that the abortion pill, also called a medical abortion, is only effective in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. If a medical abortion is attempted after you are 10 weeks pregnant it can lead to serious complications that can be dangerous to your health.
An ultrasound scan can also detect if you have an ectopic pregnancy. This is a serious medical condition that occurs when your pregnancy begins to grow somewhere outside of your uterus. If you are diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy you will need to seek medical intervention right away in order to protect your health and safety.
Another important piece of information you can gain from an ultrasound is determining the viability of your pregnancy.
Research has found that up to 20% of pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound can detect whether your pregnancy is indeed growing and healthy or if there is a miscarriage.
In the event of a miscarriage, any abortion procedure would be unnecessary, and the ultrasound can help reveal whether any medical intervention is even required (80% of miscarriages resolve naturally with no medical intervention necessary).
We Can Help
Whether you are already planning on an abortion or just want more information before you make your decision, having an ultrasound scan is vitally important to protecting your health.
The medical staff at Alpha Pregnancy Care Center can provide you with a free ultrasound scan, discuss with you the results, and answer any questions you might have.
Protecting your health and your future is important when considering your options in dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Having the facts you need will empower you to make the best decision.
Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential appointment.