An early ultrasound is an advanced diagnostic technique performed by trained medical staff and used to determine if the pregnancy is viable at the point of the scan and dating of the pregnancy. It is an important step in understanding your pregnancy & abortion questions. Depending on your individual situation, our center may offer limited obstetrical ultrasound at no charge in order to:
- Detect fetal heartbeat
- Determine approximate due date
- Determine the number of fetuses
- Determine the location of pregnancy (intrauterine v. ectopic)
- Advise immediate medical attention at an emergency room, if indicated
Please note that if you are experiencing health issues such as bleeding, spotting, or cramping, you should seek immediate medical attention. These could be symptoms of a spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, and you may require further medical treatment.