Why do I need an ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are essential when you think you might be pregnant, or if you are confident in your pregnancy. When you have an unplanned pregnancy, three options come to mind: Parenting, Adoption, or Abortion. When the pregnancy is planned, most of the time the couple has already chosen to parent.
With Parenting and Adoption, you carry the child to term and give birth. Ultrasounds are a necessary part of your prenatal care to ensure the baby is in the uterus, that the baby is alive with a heartbeat, and to see how far along you are in your pregnancy.
When a woman considers abortion, an ultrasound is especially crucial. Ultrasounds confirm your pregnancy because some pregnancies end on their own in miscarriage. Why put yourself in the position of paying for and going through the abortion procedure if your pregnancy has already ended? 10-25% of pregnancies end on their own in miscarriage.