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What To Do After A Positive Pregnancy Test

Getting pregnant may not have been in your plans, but a positive pregnancy test means now you have a new season to navigate. There's a lot to consider before making a decision about how to proceed, so here's what to do after a positive pregnancy test.
What To Do After A Positive Pregnancy Test

Confirm the pregnancy with an ultrasound

It's important to get an ultrasound after receiving a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound will reveal important information about the pregnancy that will help determine your next steps.

We offer free ultrasound exams, and our nurses will be able to answer questions and offer valuable information regarding your pregnancy and your options.

Why an ultrasound is important

An ultrasound is necessary regardless of what you are considering because it will let you know how far along you are in the pregnancy, which reveals your due date.  If you are considering abortion, knowing the dating of your pregnancy is key in determining the type of abortion procedure you would have. During your appointment, our nurses can discuss with you the various abortion procedures and important considerations.

An ultrasound is also an important next step after a positive pregnancy test because it will reveal the location of the pregnancy. Sometimes a pregnancy will implant outside of the uterus, most commonly in the Fallopian tubes. This is called a tubal or ectopic pregnancy and is not viable. In fact, it's also very dangerous for the woman carrying the pregnancy, so determining this early in a pregnancy is very important to ensure your wellbeing.

Regardless of whether you're excited about the pregnancy or not, it's important to get an ultrasound to gather as much information about the pregnancy as possible. This, along with our free options consultation, will help you make a fully-informed decision about how to proceed.

If you are pregnant and need an ultrasound, please contact us today to schedule your free appointment. We're here for you and can help you process the next steps in a judgment-free, confidential, and caring environment.

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