Ultrasound is a harmless procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of what’s happening inside your uterus. If facing an unexpected pregnancy, an ultrasound is an essential first step to safeguard and protect your health. 

Ultrasounds have been used for over 60 years and are a gold standard for imaging during pregnancy. This imaging technique is a safe and effective method for medical viewing purposes.

How Ultrasounds Work

High-frequency sound waves are used during an ultrasound, which bounce back off the observed tissue, interpreting these echoes and creating an image on a screen. Medical News Today shares, “Ultrasound is sound that travels through soft tissue and fluids, but it bounces back, or echoes, off denser surfaces. This is how it creates an image.” Ultrasounds help diagnose, investigate, and examine body tissues.

Mayfair Diagnostics states, “Ultrasound has a variety of uses, despite being most often associated with pregnancy. It can be ordered to investigate pain, swelling, or other symptoms.”

Be Aware of Potential Complications

During pregnancy, an ultrasound alerts if the pregnancy is located where it should be and is not ectopic (outside the uterus). Ultrasound imaging is necessary because immediate medical intervention is needed to protect the woman’s health if an ectopic pregnancy is present.  

An ultrasound can also alert women to a potential miscarriage. According to the Mayo Clinic, “About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur very early in pregnancy — before you might even know about a pregnancy.”

No-Cost Limited Obstetric Ultrasounds

We offer limited obstetric ultrasounds at no cost and will keep your information confidential. Our caring team wants to help you through every step of your pregnancy journey.

Schedule an appointment with our team today, and we’ll let you know more about what to expect when you visit. We’re here to help.