After a positive pregnancy testing result on-site, your next step is to have an ultrasound procedure. While a positive pregnancy test is an indicator of pregnancy, it is not medical confirmation of it. MyLife can offer you an ultrasound completely free of charge following a positive pregnancy testing result at our office.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
An ultrasound procedure will provide you with vital information about your body and your pregnancy, like:
Whether Your Pregnancy is Viable
For numerous reasons, as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. It’s important to know for sure whether you are pregnant, and an ultrasound will be able to tell you that.
The Gestational Age of Your Pregnancy
Knowing how far along you are is important to understanding the options that are available to you, especially if you are considering abortion. That’s because the different abortion procedures are all dependent on how far along your pregnancy is.
Where Your Pregnancy is Located
Sometimes the egg will implant itself somewhere other than the uterus, like within a Fallopian tube. This is called a tubal or an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life threatening if not treated immediately.
What should I do after an ultrasound?
Once an ultrasound has confirmed your pregnancy, it’s time to begin considering your options. We understand that this can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure where to start or if your friends or family have a lot of opinions about unexpected pregnancy. At MyLife, we offer options counseling to women facing unexpected pregnancies. During an options counseling session, you’ll be provided with information about your options and the free financial resources available to you, as well as time to process and consider what you think without outside viewpoints.
Limited Prenatal Care
In addition to parenting classes, we also offer limited prenatal care to women who choose to carry to term. We can help you apply for Medicaid right in our office, as well as provide you with prenatal care until your insurance begins to cover it at a full-service prenatal care center. We have the ability to measure and monitor your baby, as well as provide you with information about safe pregnancy practices. Our staff can also provide you with referrals for doctors or hospitals. To find out more about our prenatal program schedule an appointment with us today.