Why Get an Ultrasound?
Pregnancy testing shows if there are detectable amounts of HCG hormone in your urine to indicate whether or not you are likely to be pregnant. An ultrasound would generally provide you additional information about your pregnancy such as:
- The gestational age (how far along the pregnancy is)
- Whether the pregnancy is developing in the uterus
- Whether or not there is a heartbeat
Please note the Center does not use ultrasound exams to determine the gender of the unborn child.
What Is the Difference Between This and a Sonogram?
A sonogram is the image produced from an ultrasound exam. The terms ultrasound and sonogram are used interchangeably and both reference the same exam.
How Can I Get a Free Ultrasound Exam?
The first step is to make an appointment for free pregnancy testing. Our ultrasound services are available only to Center clients who have already taken a pregnancy test at the Center and the test is positive. You may or may not have the ultrasound exam at the time of your pregnancy test; the nurse might schedule another appointment to perform it. Request an appointment today.
If you’re pregnant and have already been seeing a doctor, please consult with your doctor about his or her available ultrasound services.