What Is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a device used for imaging and giving medical professionals visuals of different body tissues; it has been around for over 60 years. Ultrasound imaging is considered a safe and effective method for medical viewing purposes, including pregnancy.

The Ultrasound Process 

During an ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are produced that bounce back off the observed tissue, interpret these echoes, and create an image on a screen.

Medical News Today shares, “Ultrasound is sound that travels through soft tissue and fluids, but it bounces back, or echoes off denser surfaces. This is how it creates an image.”

Why Do I Need One?

Mayfair Diagnostics states, “Ultrasound has a variety of uses, despite being most often associated with pregnancy. It can be ordered to investigate pain, swelling, or other symptoms.”

An ultrasound is such an important step of the pregnancy confirmation process because it indicates if pregnancy is taking place where it should be and is not ectopic (outside the uterus). This imaging is important because if an ectopic pregnancy is present, immediate medical intervention may be required for the health and safety of the woman.

Early discovery of an ectopic pregnancy is vital to protect a woman’s wellness. Thankfully, ultrasound helps verify pregnancy placement and can provide peace of mind.

Receive a No-Cost Ultrasound

We offer no-cost ultrasounds and more at WaterLife. Make a no-cost and private appointment with us today to get the clarity you need about your pregnancy.

If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and want to understand more about all your options, we are here to help. We would be honored to be a part of your journey and provide the answers you need to move forward. 

Schedule a no-cost pregnancy confirmation appointment today to begin the process and get answers. Our compassionate team is here for you.