The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center provides limited first-trimester ultrasounds to women who receive a positive pregnancy result. Ultrasound appointments are scheduled based on specific criteria determined by pregnancy center medical staff. By using an ultrasound machine, healthcare professionals are able to learn several important things about a pregnancy.
Ultrasounds determine how many weeks a woman has been pregnant. Ultrasounds can test for and detect a fetal heartbeat, an can also be used to determine the location of the pregnancy, testing for health conditions like an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies can have serious health consequences, and can even be life-threatening.
Ultrasounds can also be used to determine your risk of miscarriage. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, which can be caused by a variety of factors.
Contact us today to determine if you need to schedule an ultrasound with us.