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, or living. You may be unaware that 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.
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 Lutherville 21093-21094 –Timonium 21093-21094
Lutherville – The town is located north of Baltimore City along York Road (Maryland Route 45). It is bordered on the north by Timonium, on the west by Interstate 83, on the south by Towson, and on the east by the Hampton neighborhood. The boundary between Lutherville and Timonium is Ridgely Road. Lutherville is located in the Piedmont region of the United States, and lies in the humid subtropical climate zone, with hot and humid summers leading into winters that are chilly but not extreme by American standards.
Timonium – The town is north of Baltimore City along York Road (Maryland Route 45). It is bordered on the north by Cockeysville, on the south by Lutherville, on the east by Loch Raven Reservoir, and on the west by Falls Road (Maryland Route 25), with the Greenspring and Worthington Valleys beyond. Ridgely Road forms the boundary between Timonium and Lutherville, while Padonia Road separates Timonium from Cockeysville.