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Am I Really Pregnant? Do I Need An Ultrasound?

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Ultrasound

Positive. Again. It’s still positive. Why is it still positive?

This wasn’t the plan. How did this happen? How can I be PREGNANT?

So Many Questions

When you get a positive result when you weren’t planning to get pregnant, the questions just keep coming.

How will I tell him?

How will I tell my parents?

What will they say?

Is this test really accurate? Maybe I should take one more.

How pregnant am I?

What am I going to do? 

Can I have a baby?

Do I want a baby? 

Does he want a baby?

Will he stick around?

Am I in this alone?

The questions can be overwhelming and your mind may rush through them, not giving you time to think through the potential answers. That is normal, and eventually your mind will slow down and you will begin to work through the answers as you look at all the possibilities.  As you work through those immediate questions, they will lead to others. One question that may eventually come up is,  “Do I need an ultrasound and if so, where and when can I have it done?”

 

Ultrasound at PRC

At Pregnancy Resource Clinic, one of the free services we offer is limited Obstetric Ultrasound. These tests are used to confirm that you are in fact pregnant and that the pregnancy is viable (not an ectopic pregnancy – Link). No more wondering — you will know.

 

When Can I Get An Ultrasound?

First, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with our office. At that appointment you’ll take a pregnancy test here in the office and, if the test is positive, our staff will ask you some questions to try to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy.  At that point we will schedule a second appointment for the ultrasound. We typically recommend you have your first ultrasound when you’re about 6 weeks along or further, as the results can be clearer. Our medical staff will give you the results and time to process the information. After the ultrasound you’ll again have chance to talk to our staff about all your options and which may be best for you. No pressure to make a decision, just information and a listening ear. They will also be able to help you with referrals for any additional medical care or other services you may need.

 

Bring a Friend

We know this is probably a scary time for you, and we don’t want you to go through it alone. If you have a friend, the baby’s father, a parent – whoever you would like to bring, they are more then welcome to come with you to the appointment. We want you to feel comfortable. They won’t be able to go with you into the exam room right away, but they will be able to wait in the lobby and we will let them see you as soon as possible.

 

After your positive pregnancy test, getting an ultrasound is the next step to confirm you are pregnant with a viable pregnancy. With this confirmation you can begin to process the options and plan for the future.

 

So if you’ve taken the test, or think you might be pregnant and need a free test, give us a call. We’re here to not only give you the test, but also to listen, provide all your options and support you in your decision.

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