Receiving a positive result on a pregnancy test can be overwhelming. Emotions may run high, you might be afraid to tell anyone, and you don’t know where to turn. That’s when it’s time to come to Life Light. We will help you get the information you need to choose what’s best for you and your future. Plus, we give you our word; your secret stays safe until you’re ready to tell your story.
Once you have received a positive pregnancy test at Life Light and had an ultrasound, you will have the information you need to plan your next steps. Deciding what to do about an unplanned pregnancy can be a life-altering decision.
We do not want you to feel alone in your decision. Please schedule an appointment to meet with one of our mentors to discuss your options. We promise to be a non-judgmental, safe place to talk.
We will provide information and discuss each option. Remember, all of our services are free and confidential, including talking with a mentor. You do not have to face this alone.
What Is An Ultrasound?
The idea of using sound waves to make a picture may sound strange, but that is exactly what an ultrasound does. An ultrasound is a medical scan that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images from inside your body. You can’t hear the sound waves, but you will see an image on the computer screen.
When you go for your ultrasound, a technician will put a gel-like substance on your stomach. Then, they use an instrument (called a transducer) to rub over the gel. It records the echoes of the sound waves as they bounce back to create the image you see.
Why Do I need an Ultrasound?
Not only will an ultrasound confirm your pregnacy, but it also provides additional information. Regardless of what pregnancy options you are considering, an ultrasound will help you make an informed decision.
Three Reasons Why An Ultrasound Is Necessary
1.) To determine if there is a heartbeat
A viable pregnancy means a heartbeat is detected and you have not had a miscarriage. If the pregnancy is not viable, your body will likely expel the pregnancy naturally. If this is the case, we recommend that you see your health care provider.
2.) To date the pregnancy
It is important to know the gestational age of your pregnancy. This refers to the number of weeks you have been pregnant. If you are considering abortion, the method is determined by this information. The ultrasound will also reveal the estimated due date.
3.) To find where your pregnancy is located
Some pregnancies develop outside the uterus, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ultrasound will reveal whether or not the pregnancy is located in the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
What Should I Do After The Ultrasound?
Once you have received a positive result a from pregnancy testing and confirmed your pregnancy with an ultrasound, it is time to talk about your options. We want you to make an empowered decision about your pregnancy and that means getting as much information as possible. Schedule a no-cost appointment with Life Light. We are happy to answer your questions and give you applicable information. Life Light offers free mentoring regarding your decision but does not provide nor refer to abortion services or providers.