If you weren’t planning to be pregnant at this time, receiving a positive result on a pregnancy test is overwhelming. Emotions are running high, you are 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.
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.
Ultrasound scanning reveals how far along you are in your pregnancy based on the measurements of the fetus. Knowing the date of conception also helps to verify the father. If you are considering abortion, the gestational age determines whether you can have a medical or surgical abortion.
Why You Need Prenatal Care
Getting great prenatal care is vital to a healthy pregnancy. You can receive prenatal care from a physician, midwife, obstetrician, or other health professional. Make sure to schedule a prenatal appointment not long after you find out you’re pregnant. Your health professional can help determine the next best steps to take great care of your pregnancy and alarm you of any medical concerns.
Some things to expect when receiving prenatal care are prenatal vitamin help, medical history reports, nutritional suggestions, lab tests, and more. Prenatal care is provided from your first trimester and up to your third trimester, birth, and after birth.
Knowing professional pregnancy help is available to you will give you the peace of mind you need, especially during an unexpected pregnancy. Talk to us today to receive prenatal care referrals! We know the process can be overwhelming. We can help with this step.
Once you have received a positive pregnancy test at Life Light and had an ultrasound, you will have all the information you need to plan your next steps. Deciding what to do about an unplanned pregnancy is 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 peer counselors to discuss your options. We promise to be a non-judgmental, safe place to talk.
We will provide truthful information and thoroughly discuss each option. Remember, all of our services are free and confidential, including talking with a peer counselor. You do not have to face this alone.