Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Exam
Within the first trimester of pregnancy our limited ultrasound exams can help to;

  • confirm pregnancy, 
  • determine gestational age, 
  • check the fetal heartbeat, and 
  • rule out an ectopic pregnancy (when the embryo is outside of the uterus) or miscarriage.​

Our limited ultrasound exams will not diagnose gender, abnormalities, and/or other potential problems.

Like all of our caring and confidential services, we provide this to our clients for free.

Medical Referrals
When additional medical advice and/or treatment is needed, but we are unable to provide such, we will provide you with lists of other medical and/or community organizations that specialize in or provide such services.  If desired by you, we can assist you with making initial contact with any organization that you choose.

Sexual Health Information
Our nurses will provide you with medically accurate information during your appointment, and will do their best to either provide you with immediate answers to your questions or refer you to a reputable source.  Also, you will leave the PRC with online and/or printed resources to which you can refer whenever you want to dig a bit deeper or be reminded of details already discussed.

What to Expect

There is no special preparation for your ultrasound exam. A specially trained sonographer will ask you a few questions relating to your pregnancy before the exam begins.

Most ultrasounds are fast and easy, with little discomfort.

After you are positioned on the examination table, the sonographer will apply some warm gel on your skin. The transducer will be held firmly against your skin and is moved back and forth over your lower abdomen until the desired images are captured.

Often in early pregnancy, a vaginal ultrasound is performed to obtain clearer images. A protective cover is placed over a special transducer and lubricated with a small amount of gel. The transducer is inserted into the vagina by the examiner, or you may be asked to insert it as you would a tampon. The sonographer will then obtain the desired images.

The pictures and report will be then be reviewed and read by a doctor.

After an ultrasound exam, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.

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