Life Choices Clinic & Care Center
Do I Need an Ultrasound Before an Abortion?
Life Choices provides free limited ultrasounds to anyone facing an unexpected pregnancy and considering abortion. Regardless of your choice, you deserve to be able to make a fully informed decision without the added cost of an expensive ultrasound from another provider.
All our services are discreet and confidential. Contact us to learn more or to make an appointment today.
Why You Should Have an Ultrasound Before an Abortion
An ultrasound can determine:
the approximate age of your pregnancy.
if the fetus has a heartbeat.
the development of the fetus.
if there is a potentially life-threatening tubal pregnancy.
if your pregnancy is developing under normal conditions.
whether or not you are carrying a single fetus or multiples.
the type of abortion that is FDA-approved and legal
abortion costs based on fetal age and single or multiple pregnancies
If you are considering an abortion, an ultrasound should be performed to determine how far along you are and can determine the cost of the abortion and if you qualify for the abortion pill. The abortion pill is only FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
Note: We do not calculate abortion costs at your ultrasound appointment. The ultrasound provides information that can determine possible costs.
What Can I Expect?
At your first appointment, we will provide a free pregnancy test at our center. Depending on your last known period (LMP) and our availability, we will either perform an ultrasound during your appointment or schedule one for a future date.
Before your ultrasound appointment, the nurse may direct you to drink several glasses of water to ensure a full bladder. This can help our medical personnel see more clearly during an abdominal ultrasound. If our medical personnel is unable to obtain a clear image, you will be offered an optional intravaginal ultrasound. If you are in your second or third trimester, an abdominal ultrasound could be performed.
You can also talk about your medical history, pregnancy concerns or ask questions about the abortion pill or the various types of surgical abortions.
Find out if you qualify for a free ultrasound with us. Request an appointment to come in for a free pregnancy testing appointment.
If the test is positive, we will schedule an ultrasound and talk about all your options.