Limited OB Ultrasounds
What are Limited OB Ultrasounds?
– Administered by one of our trained sonographers.
– Done either transabdominally (on your belly) or transvaginally. These use sonography, or bouncing sound waves, to display the reality of a fetus in a woman’s womb.
– These can be done at FCC as early as 6 weeks from the 1st day of your last period. We offer these for free at our Seneca and Clemson Centers.
Why get an Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are key to:
1. Measure how far along you are,
2. Determine if your pregnancy is viable,
3. Confirm if the fetus is in your uterus.
This is valuable knowledge will equip you to make the best decision going forward, even if you are considering abortion. If you are considering taking the abortion pill, it is VITAL for your safety that you receive an ultrasound to measure gestational age and location of your pregnancy.
Do I need an Ultrasound before taking the pill?
1. The abortion pill becomes less effective the farther along you are. It is important to know how many weeks you are via an ultrasound, because the risk of complications (ex: needing further surgeries to complete the abortion, hemmorage, and bleeding) from the aboriton pill regimine increases if you are past 10 weeks gestation. You can reduce that risk by being informed on how far along you are with an ultrasound.
2. An ectopic pregnancy is a condition where a fertilized egg (the first stage of human life) implants in your fallopian tube instead of your uterus. This condition is life threatening for the mother, as her fallopian tube and the fetus inside will burst as her baby grows.
The abortion pill regimen does not work on ectopic pregnancies, AND abortion pill symptoms mimic symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. So, women who take the pills without having an ultrasound will not know if they have a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. They will then delay seeking help in the ER because they believe their symptoms to be normal, assuming they are due to the pills. That is why it is vital for your health and well being that you receive an ultrasound if you are considering having a chemical abortion.
Your Ultrasound Visit
After you complete your intake appointment with us, our receptionist will schedule your ultrasound as soon as she can. Our sonographers will welcome you back to fill out some paper-work, get you set up and comfortable, and take some ultrasound images. If you would like anyone to join you for your ultrasound, we will bring them back after that!
Contact us to set up your intake appointment!