If you have tested positive on a pregnancy test and are pregnant, the next step is to get a free and confidential ultrasound exam, which measures the viability and gestational age of the pregnancy. An ultrasound exam uses high frequency sound waves to safely capture images inside your body. Although hCG pregnancy tests are highly accurate in determining if you are pregnant, an ultrasound exam can do the following:
Confirm a viable pregnancy
Identify if your pregnancy is located in your uterus (not ectopic, or located in cervix)
Give you a more accurate idea of gestational age
An ultrasound exam can be a useful tool for you in your decision making process, and results are available the same day.