What Is an Ultrasound?

After receiving a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step to learning about your pregnancy.

An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of your uterus. During the ultrasound exam, a gel-like substance is placed on your belly, Next, a transducer device picks up the sound waves and displays an image onto a screen.

Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?

Confirm Your Pregnancy Results

Even after a positive pregnancy test, a first-trimester ultrasound is the only way to know for sure you are pregnant. False-positive results can occur in the case of a miscarriage after a positive pregnancy test or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside the uterus).

Learn How Far Along You Are

It’s vital to understand how far along you are in pregnancy, especially if considering the option of abortion. Both surgical and medical abortions are done at different points of pregnancy. Medical abortion (also known as the abortion pill) is for women up to 10 weeks pregnant. Otherwise, surgical abortion may be your only other abortion option.

Receive clarity and accurate information about the options available to you.

Protect Your Health

Be alerted of any pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy with a first-trimester ultrasound. An ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous condition that requires special medical care.

An ultrasound will confirm that your pregnancy is safely located within your uterus. If this isn’t the case, you will be quickly alerted and directed to receive immediate treatment. Ectopic pregnancy is not a viable pregnancy and therefore would eliminate all pregnancy options.

No-Cost Ultrasound Appointment

At LaVie Pregnancy Care Center, we are here to help you move forward in your pregnancy journey. As with lab-quality pregnancy testing, we provide first-trimester ultrasounds at no cost to you.

Schedule your no-cost appointment today to further confirm your pregnancy and learn all your options. 


LaVie does not refer or provide abortions, but we do offer free abortion consultations and ultrasounds.