Why Is An Ultrasound Important Before An Abortion?

You’ve taken a home test. It was positive. There’s no way you can a baby now so you make an appt. for an abortion. Ahhh…wait…not so fast. There’s something you want to do first: have your pregnancy medically confirmed via ultrasound.

A pregnancy test is not conclusive and is insufficient to make a decision about your situation. Pregnancy tests respond to a hormone, HCG, released in your body when pregnant. However, up to 1 in 5 of all pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. HCG levels may remain high in your body, meaning for a period of time you will still test positive, but you may not have a viable pregnancy. If your pregnancy is not viable, you don’t need an abortion. Ultrasound, not urine or blood tests, is the fastest way to determine if you have a viable pregnancy. First Choice provides ultrasound services at no charge to you.

An ultrasound also shows exactly how far along you are, so you know what procedures you’re eligible for. Dating of your pregnancy is not done based on the first day of your last period, but via ultrasound. As a result, it’s a critical part of your decision-making process.

Contact First Choice by phone at 973-840-8924 or text at 973-532-2904 to schedule an appointment. Our centers are in Jersey City, Montclair, Morristown, Newark and Plainfield. We would be glad to help you.

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If you think you could be pregnant, please come in for a pregnancy test and to receive information about your options. All of our services are free of charge.

Pregnancy tests are the only service that can be scheduled online. STD screens and ultrasounds must be scheduled via phone or text.