If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed and consider your options, including abortion.
Before you can decide, there are 3 steps you need to take.
1.Confirm You are Pregnant
While this seems like an obvious step, it’s important to make sure you are pregnant. You may have already taken an at-home pregnancy test, but while these are accurate almost all the time, it is still possible to get a false positive. Confirming your pregnancy with a medical-grade is a more accurate way to confirm your pregnancy.
You can also take a pregnancy test as soon as one day after your missed period, so there is no need to wait and worry.
2.Receive an Ultrasound Scan
If a medical-grade pregnancy test confirms your pregnancy, then the next step is an ultrasound scan. This scan provides vital information you will need to know about your pregnancy and help determine what options are available to you.
The first thing an ultrasound scan will determine is the viability of your pregnancy. Up to 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, so even with a positive pregnancy test, you may not have a viable pregnancy that will reach term.
A scan can also identify an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a pregnancy occurs somewhere outside of the uterus. With both a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, you will not need an abortion but will need medical attention right away to protect your health.
An ultrasound will also determine the age of your pregnancy. Ultrasounds provide the information you need regarding what options are available to you. For example, medical abortion is only effective in the first ten weeks of pregnancy and can be dangerous for your health if attempted after that time.
3.Get the Facts and Answers Your Questions
Once you confirm your pregnancy and have the information from your ultrasound, you will probably have questions and concerns that you’ll want to talk about. It is important that you get all the answers about your pregnancy—this will empower you to make the best decision for your health and future.
At Options Care Center, we are here to help. Starting with a medical-grade pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy to a follow-up ultrasound scan to answer all your questions and hear your concerns, we can provide the information and details you need about your pregnancy—all at no cost to you.
Contact us today to schedule your no-cost and confidential appointment and start getting the facts and answers you need about your pregnancy.