Ultrasounds

Be responsible with your pregnancy

It is important to KNOW that you are pregnant before making life choices for you and your baby. We offer FREE pregnancy tests and ultrasound referrals so that you can see a medical professional who can verify that you are pregnant using ultrasound technology. We can refer you to a medical facility that will provide you with an ultrasound:

  • FREE of charge and
  • FREE of any obligation

The ultrasound can assist in several important areas:

  • Determine if there is a uterine pregnancy or a pregnancy outside of the uterus, which can be life threatening.
  • Determine how far along the patient is in the pregnancy. (Determine gestational age of the fetus.)
  • Look for signs of viability. (A viable pregnancy is one that is capable of developing under normal conditions.)

What is Obstetrical Ultrasound?
In an ultrasound examination, a transducer is pressed against the skin and directs small pulses of inaudible, high-frequency sound waves into the body. As the sound waves bounce off of internal organs, fluids and tissues, the sensitive microphone in the transducer records tiny changes in the sound’s pitch and direction. These signature waves are constantly measured and displayed by a computer, which in turn creates a real-time picture on the monitor.

What will I experience during and after the procedure?
Most ultrasound examinations are painless, fast and easy.
After you are positioned on the examination table, the sonographer will apply some warm gel on your skin and then place the transducer firmly against your body, moving it back and forth over your abdomen until the desired images are captured. After an ultrasound exam, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.

Is a confirmation of pregnancy available after an ultrasound?

Women’s Health Clinic will provide a Confirmation of Pregnancy after the following procedures:

  • The patient has had an ultrasound at Women’s Health Clinic
  • The ultrasound shows a viable pregnancy.
  • WHC’s qualified medical professional has read the ultrasound and signed the ultrasound exam report.

(This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.)