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. A limited obstetric ultrasound exam provides you with 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 sex of your baby.
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 with a positive result. You may or may not have the ultrasound exam on the same visit as 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.