3 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion, getting an ultrasound beforehand is essential. This harmless scan will give you the vital information you need to stay safe. 

Read on to learn more about the top three reasons you need an ultrasound before an abortion. Or, if you want to speak to someone in person about your pregnancy options, contact ALC Pregnancy Center to be connected with one of our caring, non-judgmental team members. All appointments and services are free and confidential. 

1. Ultrasound Reveals the Age of Your Pregnancy

Did you know medical abortion (also known as the “abortion pill”) is only FDA-approved if your pregnancy is under ten weeks old? If you seek this type of abortion and your pregnancy is older, you’re at a greater risk for serious complications.

This is why an ultrasound is essential. It can reveal the age of your pregnancy, which you’ll need to know before an abortion to protect your health.

2. Ultrasound Shows the Location of Your Pregnancy

Typical pregnancies attach and develop in the uterus. But sometimes, this process happens outside the uterus. This is known as an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition. 

An ultrasound can reveal the location of your pregnancy to rule out or confirm an ectopic pregnancy. If you’re experiencing one, you’ll need emergency medical treatment, not an abortion. 

3. Ultrasound Can Determine the Viability of Your Pregnancy

Roughly 26% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and an ultrasound can reveal whether you’ve had one. If you’ve had a miscarriage, you’ll need other treatment than an abortion. 

Next Steps

If you’re considering abortion, receiving an ultrasound is essential to protect your health and safety. While these scans can sometimes be expensive, at ALC Pregnancy Center, we offer them free of charge after receiving a positive pregnancy test at our center.

Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment. You’re not alone in this. We’re here for you.