Through a free, limited* ultrasound, you can receive the information you need to make a decision.
If you’ve received a positive pregnancy test result, we know it can feel overwhelming and scary when this wasn’t what you had in mind during this season of life. There is no shame in feeling that way.
You may know exactly what you want to do—or you may still be thinking through all of your options. No matter what, it’s important to your health to get an ultrasound.
Alternatives Pregnancy Center is here to provide you with a safe, judgment-free space to obtain high-quality medical care, including a free, limited pregnancy ultrasound. Our licensed, professional medical staff is here to walk with you through this process that will give you a picture of your pregnancy so you can make an informed decision.*Limited pregnancy ultrasound is the type of ultrasound offered in early pregnancy to determine gestational age, cardiac activity and confirm intrauterine pregnancy. After an ultrasound scan at our clinic, we will refer you to a prenatal care provider who will provide a mid-pregnancy ultrasound (also called the anatomy scan), usually between 18-21 weeks. A mid-pregnancy ultrasound can identify gender and check to make sure that the baby is growing and developing properly.
Before You Schedule a Free Ultrasound
Keep in mind that in order to have an ultrasound, you need to have a positive pregnancy test from our clinic or proof of pregnancy statement letter from your physician.
We offer free pregnancy tests in our clinics. Click the button below to learn more and schedule a free appointment.
Why Do You Need a Pregnancy Ultrasound?
When you are pregnant, an ultrasound is essential to your health because it provides important information about your pregnancy that you need to know prior to making a decision.
Checks for a fetal heartbeat: An ultrasound can determine if there is fetal cardiac activity—in other words—if there is a heartbeat.
Determines gestational age and estimates a due date: The gestational age is how far along in your pregnancy you are. This also helps us to estimate your due date. These are important pieces of information for you to know as you make your decision.
Educate on fetal development: An ultrasound helps you understand how a baby develops in the uterus and what you could expect at each stage.
Confirm the pregnancy is located in the uterus: Sometimes you may get a positive pregnancy test, but the fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus, which is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy has serious health risks. The pregnancy ultrasound confirms that the pregnancy is in the uterus.
Additional Reasons to Have an Ultrasound
If you are considering a chemical or surgical abortion, it is important to your safety to have an ultrasound. Your health is important to us. While we do not refer for or offer abortion services, we want to make sure you receive accurate medical information and compassionate care as you are faced with making a life-altering decision.
If you are having second thoughts after taking the first abortion pill, Alternatives offers the Abortion Pill Reversal protocol. An ultrasound is a critical part of this process.
What to Expect During Your Free Ultrasound Appointment
When you come to Alternatives, we understand you may be feeling scared, overwhelmed, alone, and probably many other mixed emotions. While you can expect high-quality medical care—all free of charge—just as importantly, you can expect an environment where you can feel safe, cared for and valued. You are not alone.
An Informative Ultrasound Scan
During your appointment, you will receive a free, limited pregnancy ultrasound scan. Our caring medical team includes licensed, registered nurses and registered diagnostic medical sonographers. Our staff OB/GYN will read your ultrasound scan and confirm the results.
Our team will help you understand your current pregnancy situation and answer any questions you may have. You will receive our medical resource guide and referrals to ongoing prenatal care providers.
A Safe Space to Explore All of Your Options
You deserve support, regardless of your situation or decision. You deserve love and grace without conditions.
We will help you understand your options whether you decide to parent your baby, pursue adoption or obtain an abortion. While we do not refer for or offer abortion services, we want to make sure you receive accurate medical information and compassionate care as you are faced with making a life-altering decision.
“I love [Alternatives]! They are so supportive. No matter what decision, they care about people. They want to know your story.” – Alternatives Client
Warning: Beware of abortion providers who profit from your choice to terminate your pregnancy. Take time to understand your options and support before rushing into a pregnancy decision. We can help. Contact us today.
²National Center for Biotechnology Education: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532992/