Free Limited Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Ultrasounds are used to confirm the presence of a uterine pregnancy.  Only an ultrasound can determine whether a pregnancy is viable and how far along you are.  

When should I have an ultrasound?

A positive pregnancy test and evaluation by medical personnel will determine eligibility for an ultrasound.  At Care Net we perform a limited ultrasound 6 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period.  We offer free limited ultrasounds to those who meet criteria after a positive pregnancy test.  

How does a pregnancy ultrasound work?

Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce pictures of a baby (embryo or fetus) within a pregnant woman, as well as the mother’s uterus and ovaries.  It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and is the preferred method for monitoring pregnant women and their unborn babies.

A full bladder creates a “window” through which structures underneath the bladder or around it can be seen more clearly.  Drinking at least 32 ounces of water prior to your ultrasound exam will make the bladder full. During a limited ultrasound exam, the transducer is either moved across the abdomen (transabdominal ultrasound) or placed in the vagina (transvaginal ultrasound).  The transducer sends sound waves through the body and the sound waves come in to contact with tissues, body fluids, and bones.  The waves then bounce back, like echoes.  The transducer receives the echoes, which are turned into images.  The images can be viewed as pictures on a video screen. 

What is the purpose of a limited ultrasound?

A limited ultrasound examination is a focused examination that is performed to answer specific questions.

  • Is the baby in the uterus?
  • Can we measure the baby?
  • Can we measure the baby’s heartbeat?

A limited ultrasound does not include a comprehensive evaluation of fetal anatomy, diagnose abnormalities or determine gender.  

Why is this important to know?

Knowing where the pregnancy is located, the gestational age, and whether the pregnancy is viable will provide a woman with very important facts to take into consideration as she considers her pregnancy options.  

If you would like to get a free limited ultrasound, your first step is to schedule a free pregnancy test.  Once we determine you have a positive pregnancy test, we can help you schedule a limited ultrasound appointment at a time that is convenient for you.  

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