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 Towson 21286,21204,21252,21212
Towson the community is located immediately north of Baltimore City, inside the Beltway (I-695), east of I-83 and along York Road. Its census boundaries include Pikesville to the west, Lutherville and Hampton to the north, Parkville to the east, and Baltimore to the south.
Major neighborhoods in Towson include: Anneslie, Idlewylde, Greenbriar, Southland Hills, Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Wiltondale, Towson Manor Village, Hunt Crest Estates, Knollwood-Donnybrook, East Towson, Loch Raven Village and West Towson. Ruxton, which lies to the west, is sometimes considered a part of Towson. Eudowood is a Towson neighborhood named after Eudocia, the wife of Dr. John T. Stansbury, on whose former estate it is situated