Ultrasounds are an important part of the confirmation of the pregnancy process and help affirm:
- The viability, growth, and progression of the pregnancy are normal.
- There is no life-threatening health condition such as an ectopic pregnancy present.
- How far along a pregnancy progressed.
Sometimes not due to anything a woman has done, a miscarriage can occur. In this case, an ultrasound will reveal this and help provide direction to a woman’s care.
If an ectopic pregnancy is present on an ultrasound, it can be health-threatening for the woman, and it becomes necessary to seek medical interventions for her safety.
Receiving all this information is important to help protect your health and understand what options are available to you.