If you have tested positive on a pregnancy test and are unexpectedly pregnant, the next step is to get an ultrasound exam, which measures the viability of your pregnancy and how far along you are. An ultrasound exam uses high frequency sound waves to capture images inside your body and is generally performed at seven to eight weeks of pregnancy. Although hCG tests are highly accurate in determining if you are pregnant, an ultrasound exam can do the following:
- confirm a viable pregnancy
- identify if your pregnancy is located in your uterus (not ectopic); and
- give you a more accurate idea of how far along your pregnancy is.
By working with a women’s medical clinic, which operates a satellite medical office on-site at Avail, Avail offers free ultrasound exams in NYC by referral to qualifying clients. An ultrasound exam can be a useful tool for you in your decision-making process, and results are available the same day.
Note: Avail NYC is decision-making center, not a medical facility. Avail works with a women’s medical facility to provide free ultrasound exams to qualifying clients.