Why have an ultrasound?
If you are considering abortion, it is important for you to have an ultrasound first. Here’s why:
- Ultrasound confirms that a pregnancy is developing in your uterus. Ectopic pregnancy is when a pregnancy implants outside of the uterus. If this is not detected, it can endanger your life and require emergency treatment. Additionally, if an ectopic pregnancy is present, the abortion pill will not be effective.
- Ultrasound is the best way to determine how far along the pregnancy is, which allows you to know which abortion procedures you would be eligible for.
- Ultrasound tells you if the pregnancy is viable, or likely to continue under normal circumstances. As many as 1 in every four pregnancies ends naturally through miscarriage. If your pregnancy is not considered viable, there is no reason to pay for abortion services.
Skylark Clinic offers FREE ultrasounds to eligible patients. Ultrasounds are performed to confirm the presence of a viable uterine pregnancy. We do not perform ultrasounds to determine the gender or diagnose abnormalities. Eligibility criteria apply.