One of the most important things you can do when you become pregnant is get an ultrasound. A Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound – or limited ultrasound for short – can provide vital information about your pregnancy. Keep reading to find out why this simple procedure is so important and how you can get one for yourself.
What is a Limited Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are very simple, painless medical procedures that use sound waves to look inside your body. With specialized equipment, a trained ultrasound technician can literally see into your body and gain important information about your pregnancy.
So what is the “limited” part of a limited ultrasound? Ultrasounds are very powerful tools and can be used to find a wide variety of information. In a limited ultrasound, however, we focus on providing answers to some very simple and important questions, such as:
- Is the pregnancy safely located in the uterus?
- What is the approximate age of the pregnancy?
- Does the baby have a heartbeat?
A limited ultrasound is not designed to be a full medical evaluation. Instead, it is meant to provide answers to some of the most basic and important questions in the early stages of pregnancy.
Why Should I Get a Limited Ultrasound?
If you get a positive pregnancy test, you can be reasonably sure that you’re pregnant. However, pregnancy tests can’t give you any more detailed information than that. They can’t tell you if your pregnancy is safe, for example. Getting an ultrasound is a very important step, as it can tell you whether your pregnancy is safe or whether you have a dangerous ectopic pregnancy located outside the uterus.
How Do I Get a Limited Ultrasound at Hope Clinic?
The first step to getting a limited ultrasound at our clinic is to come in for a free pregnancy test. This test will allow us to verify that you are really pregnant.
Once you have a positive pregnancy test result, we will schedule you for a limited ultrasound at a time that is convenient for you. It’s important to note your pregnancy results and the information from your ultrasound are completely free and 100% confidential.
What Happens After My Ultrasound?
Once you have your ultrasound results, you’ll be better informed to answer important questions about your pregnancy, such as:
- What pregnancy options are available?
- How developed is your baby inside you?
- Do you need any additional help, support, or counseling for your next steps?
Schedule Your Free Pregnancy Test Today
If you are interested in getting a free pregnancy test and free limited ultrasound from Hope Clinic, call us today at 601-264-2181 or visit us in person. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with the information and help you need.Tags: ultrasound