If you have a positive test at the center, we can schedule an ultrasound to help you establish whether or not you have a viable pregnancy and how far along you are.
CPC offers a free ultrasound to women facing unplanned pregnancies. The ultrasound will give you information you need to make choices about the journey ahead.
All ultrasounds are performed by licensed nurses.
Questions to Consider
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to reveal the contents of your uterus, determine fetal heartbeat and see how many weeks along you are in your pregnancy.
Why do I need an ultrasound?
At CPC we provide a free limited, obstetrical ultrasound to show three things:
- Fetal viability
- Location of the pregnancy
- Age of the fetus
When should I get an ultrasound?
When we do a limited, obstetrical ultrasound, we are looking for specific things to prove that your pregnancy is viable and growing in your uterus. Because we need you at a specific gestational development, it is important to talk to one of our nurses or staff to determine the best time for your ultrasound.
Why does the location of the pregnancy matter?
Knowing the location of your pregnancy is vital. An ectopic pregnancy, though rare, means a pregnancy is growing somewhere outside of your uterus (commonly in a fallopian tube). This condition is very serious, so it is important to have an ultrasound to see if your pregnancy is growing in the uterus. Allowing the ectopic pregnancy to go undiagnosed could lead to serious, possibly fatal, complications for you.
What’s my next step?
After an ultrasound, it is time to start considering all of your options. Our nurses and staff are here to answer all of your questions about abortion, adoption, and parenting– without judgment.