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June 22, 2022

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and need to learn about all of your options, an ultrasound is your first step. An ultrasound will reveal: How far along you are, where the pregnancy is located, and if the pregnancy is viable. This is invaluable information necessary to make an educated decision. 

Read the rest of this article to understand how it works and what it’s used for. 

What Is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds use a small tool called a transducer to send and receive sound waves through the body. Sound waves travel through the area until they hit bone or a tissue and then when the sound waves are received back, they create a digital image.

How do Ultrasounds Work?

Ultrasounds use a small tool called a transducer to send and receive sound waves through the body. Sound waves travel through the area until they hit bone or a tissue and then when the sound waves are received back, they create a digital image. 

Are Ultrasounds Safe?

Ultrasound technology has been used for over  20 years and because it uses sound waves, it does not expose you or the fetus to radiation like an X-ray does.

Why Are Ultrasounds Important? 

Ultrasounds can provide you with information on important facts, such as the age of your pregnancy (which can affect abortion risks), whether or not your pregnancy is ectopic, and if the pregnancy is still developing. 

At Woman’s New Life Clinic, we offer free ultrasounds that can give you vital information to both protect your own health and help you in your pregnancy decision. 

Please contact us today to make an appointment. We are here to support you and make sure that you do not walk this journey alone!