Why do I need an ultrasound?
A positive pregnancy test may be immediately followed up with a FREE ultrasound.
You might be asking yourself why you need an ultrasound, especially if you are considering abortion. There are 2 reasons to receive an ultrasound in early pregnancy. The first is to confirm an intrauterine pregnancy (pregnancy is located in the uterus). Approximately 1 out of 50 pregnancies are ectopic pregnancies, where the fertilized egg attaches itself somewhere other than the uterus2.
The second reason to obtain an ultrasound is to ensure that the pregnancy is viable (living). You may be unaware that up to 20% of women experience natural miscarriage in the first trimester1 (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy, so an ultrasound is the appropriate next step following a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound would also determine the gestational age of the pregnancy (how many weeks pregnant you actually are).
Our ultrasounds are performed by our certified ultrasound technician in a professional and confidential environment. Your risk for ectopic pregnancy and/or miscarriage can be best assessed through ultrasound. All results are reviewed by our medical director, a practicing physician in the Baltimore area, ensuring our clients receive medically accurate information regarding your pregnancy.
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Following an ultrasound, our staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have and offer you support as you consider your next steps.
Ultrasound near Charles Village, Baltimore 21218
Charles Village is a neighborhood located in the north-central area of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It is a diverse, eclectic, international, largely middle-class area with many single-family homes that is in proximity to many of Baltimore’s cultural amenities. Nearby are the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, Olmstead’s Wyman Park, the weekly Waverly Farmers Market, and the arts district, Station North.