3 Questions About Your Pregnancy a Collage Ultrasound Can Answer
When you first think you might be pregnant, whether intentionally or unexpectedly, questions start to swirl. Some may be about how and when it happened; some about what you’re going to do; some about whether the test (or tests) you took are even accurate. After the initial shock wears off, you may have other questions about the pregnancy and your health.
Some of those questions we can answer with a limited OB ultrasound at Collage. The information an ultrasound can provide will help you understand your situation by providing much more information about your potential pregnancy than a pregnancy test. It will also allow you to have the information you need to make a more informed decision about your pregnancy.
With a limited OB ultrasound from Collage we will be able to answer 3 important questions about your pregnancy.
3 Questions an Ultrasound Can Answer
1. Are you really pregnant? While pregnancy tests are very reliable, there are other factors that can affect the results of the test. An ultrasound will determine for sure if you are really pregnant.
2. If you are pregnant, is the pregnancy viable? An ultrasound exam can determine if the baby is located in the uterus and if there is a heartbeat. It is possible, though rare, to have a pregnancy occur outside the uterus. This medical condition is called an ectopic pregnancy and requires immediate medical attention. You can read more about ectopic pregnancies and the medical attention they need here.
3. What is the baby’s age? Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is important in determining your pregnancy plans. An ultrasound is a much more accurate way of determining the age of the baby than calculating it from the date of your last period. Often times the age can be off significantly if your periods aren’t consistent or if the last period wasn’t normal. An ultrasound will measure the baby and the gestational sac, providing more accurate information about the age. This is important information to have whether you are considering carrying the baby to term or having an abortion.
Our ultrasound techs look for these things specifically during your limited OB ultrasound appointment. They are not looking to determine the sex of the baby or other medical conditions. This is not meant to be a full medical evaluation, but a service to help you better understand your situation. After your appointment we also send your ultrasound to the doctor who oversees our medical services for review. If the doctor has any concerns they will notify us and we will contact you with those results.
At Collage, your health and well-being are our primary concern. We hope that our complimentary limited OB ultrasounds provide the information you need to make informed decisions about your health and your pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant and would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.