3 Steps To Follow If You Are Pregnant

Confirm Your Pregnancy with a Medical Professional

Chances are, you probably suspected you might be pregnant, and your first thought was to take a home pregnancy test. This can be a great first step, but you’ll want to make sure you get this result confirmed by a medical professional before moving forward. 

Although it’s rare, it is possible to have a false negative result on a home pregnancy test. You may also be inaccurately dating your pregnancy by your last menstrual period. Again, while this is a good first step to get a ballpark idea, you will want to confirm your pregnancy status with a medical professional before making any hard and fast decisions. 

Confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy confirmation performed under the supervision and guidance of a medical professional. It is also possible that for your next steps, you may need proof-of-pregnancy medical documentation. Our staff at Pregnancy Support Center can provide this pregnancy confirmation service at no cost to you. 

Get Personalized Details About Your Needs Through Ultrasound

After you get medical pregnancy confirmation, there is still a lot more to learn about your unique pregnancy needs. Is the pregnancy viable (progressing normally), or is miscarriage care a need for you? Between 10 and 20 percent of all pregnancies result in miscarriage, and most occur before the 12th week of pregnancy. Is this a concern for you that would guide your next steps? 

You will also need to confirm if the pregnancy is located in the uterus or if ectopic pregnancy is a concern. If so, immediate medical attention is required before you consider your next steps. 

The best way to ensure your next medical steps are appropriately addressing your unique medical needs is to learn the answers to these questions through an ultrasound exam. Not only can an ultrasound tell you if the pregnancy is viable and located in the uterus, but it can also inform you definitively how far along you are and, as a result, what options may be available to you. Your health and safety are paramount; make a confident choice knowing that you have all the facts.

A nurse sonographer can perform an ultrasound exam that will then be reviewed and signed off on by our medical director, a licensed physician who can make an official diagnosis of pregnancy. You can then have all the information at your disposal to make a medical plan that is right for your health and safety.

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