If you have an ultrasound scheduled with CPC, we’ve probably already given you this information – but here it is again, just in case you forget.

Please give us a call if you want to reschedule your appointment or if you are in a doctor’s care.

The appointment and follow-up takes about 45 minutes to an hour. If you have started seeing a doctor or can’t make the appointment, we appreciate you giving us a call to let us know.

If you are experiencing symptoms of ectopic pregnancy, call your doctor or go to the ER.

CPC is not a medical provider. If you are experiencing a tubal or ectopic pregnancy, it is important to not wait for your ultrasound appointment but seek immediate medical attention.

Some symptoms to be on the lookout for:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • You have a temperature of 100.4 F or more
  • You have been unable to keep down clear liquid for 24 hours
  • You are experiencing abdominal or pelvic pain, such as menstrual-like cramps

Make sure you drink at least 3 glasses of water about 45 minutes prior to your exam.

And remember, don’t pee until after the ultrasound! We ask you to do this because in a first-trimester ultrasound, a full bladder acts like a window into the uterus. You don’t have to drink so much that you’ll be uncomfortable–about 16-18 ounces should be enough.