Pregnancy Confirmation through Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
A positive pregnancy test is an indication of pregnancy, but not a confirmation. An ultrasound exam will confirm your pregnancy.
At Pregnancy Support Center of Roanoke Rapids, we offer free, confidential pregnancy confirmation ultrasounds to any woman who had a positive result from one of our free pregnancy tests. An ultrasound is the fastest and easiest way to confirm if you are pregnant and if your pregnancy is viable.
If you think you could be pregnant, call or visit our clinic today in Roanoke Rapids and take a free pregnancy test. If your results are positive, we’ll schedule your free pregnancy ultrasound and help you understand your next steps for your pregnancy. Call (252) 519-4357 to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Pregnancy Confirmation Ultrasounds
- How does an ultrasound work?
Ultrasounds are relatively simple procedures. A combination ultrasound generator and microphone, called a transducer, is pressed against your skin. The transducer is used to generate and pick up sound waves inside your body. By carefully directing the sound waves, the ultrasound technician can create a “picture” of the inside of your body that appears on a computer monitor. Ultrasounds are 100% safe, non-invasive, and harmless.
- Why should I get an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is the safest and easiest way to answer several important questions:
- Are you really pregnant?
An ultrasound is much more accurate than a hormonal pregnancy test at determining whether you really are pregnant.
- Is the pregnancy viable?
Unfortunately, many pregnancies are not viable from the start. Many women - about 25% - experience a natural miscarriage when they become pregnant. Other women experience a tubal pregnancy, where the embryo begins to grow somewhere other than the uterus. Tubal pregnancies require immediate medical attention to avoid major complications.
- How old is my pregnancy?
Ultrasounds can give an accurate estimate of the size and development of the embryo. This can be used to determine approximate conception date and due date.
When you come to our center for an ultrasound, you should bring a valid photo ID and be ready to fill out a form requesting services. If you choose, you can also bring along a friend, family member, or other support person to accompany you.
Plan on 45 minutes for an ultrasound appointment at our center. During your appointment you’ll also be free to ask questions and to speak to PSC client advocates about your choices and next steps.
Pregnancy Support Center of Roanoke Rapids is conveniently located in the Forest Hill shopping center on East 10th Street. To take a free pregnancy test at our clinic, you can schedule an appointment over the phone or walk in during our regular hours. Call (252) 519-4357 to learn more.