Abortion is not a decision to make in a rush or if you are not ready. Having an ultrasound before you make that decision will empower you to make an informed decision that is right for you. And it is okay to take your time to make that decision.
3 reasons to have an ultrasound done:
- A pregnancy test does not tell you if your baby is in the uterus or ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy is one that lodges in one of your fallopian tubes. An ectopic pregnancy needs to be dealt with in a different manner than a normal pregnancy which implants in your uterus. An ectopic pregnancy NOT a viable pregnancy and if untreated, an ectopic pregnancy can cause life threatening problems to the mother.
- It is important to know the gestational age of the baby as that impacts the type of abortion available to you. You have a right to know that information before scheduling an abortion. A licensed ultrasound tech will be able to give a very good estimate of the age of your baby.
- An ultrasound can spot potential problems in pregnancy. 25 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. If there is potential for a non viable pregnancy, abortion can be an unnecessary medical procedure.
There is a lot to think about if you are considering abortion. You may be feeling overwhelmed or need help thinking everything through. Wellspring offers both free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds as well as a safe space to think things through. You don’t have to go through this alone. Let our trained nurses and advocates give you support and the safe space you need without pressuring you to make a decision. Schedule your confidential pregnancy test today.