No Cost Limited Ultrasound Offered
Gateway Express Testing provides first-trimester ultrasounds to women who receive a positive pregnancy result. Appointments are scheduled based on specific criteria determined by pregnancy center medical staff. By using an ultrasound machine, healthcare professionals are able to learn several important things about pregnancy.
The Purpose of an Ultrasound
An ultrasound (sonogram) is an imaging that allows you to find out how far along your pregnancy is and confirm a positive pregnancy test. They can test for and detect a fetal heartbeat, and can also be used to determine the location of the pregnancy, testing for health conditions like an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can have serious health consequences, and can even be life-threatening.
Ultrasound and Abortion
Ectopic Pregnancy and Miscarriage
Ultrasounds can also be used to determine your risk of an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, which can be caused by a variety of factors