Limited Ultrasound

Limited Ultrasound

Why do I need an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a commonly used diagnostic procedure to show that you have a viable intrauterine pregnancy.  When performing a limited ultrasound, our trained nurse sonographer will be looking for three things:

1. fetal cardiac activity (a heartbeat)

2. how far along you are

3. and the location of your pregnancy

Kansas law requires all women to receive counseling that includes information about their pregnancy options and ultrasound with the opportunity to view the images of the baby at least 24 hours before an abortion procedure. Call Insight Women’s Center today for your free appointment.

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What are the different types of ultrasounds?

Ultrasound is a type of imaging technology that uses sound waves to create images. The sound waves bounce off of your baby’s tissues, fluids, and bones, and the transducer (or wand) then picks up these echos and translates them into the image of your baby you see on the screen.   There are two types of ultrasounds:
  • The abdominal ultrasound is a standard procedure that uses a transducer over the abdomen to show the developing baby’s images.
  • A transvaginal ultrasound is designed to be used inside the vagina to generate sonogram images. This type is most generally used during the early stages of pregnancy.
Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, our nurse sonographer may choose to perform both types with your consent.  At the time of your initial appointment, our nurse will determine if you are eligible for an ultrasound. If not, one may be scheduled for another day.

What are the different types of ultrasounds?

Ultrasound is a type of imaging technology that uses sound waves to create images. The sound waves bounce off of your baby’s tissues, fluids, and bones, and the transducer (or wand) then picks up these echos and translates them into the image of your baby you see on the screen.  

There are two types of ultrasounds:

  • The abdominal ultrasound is a standard procedure that uses a transducer over the abdomen to show the developing baby’s images.
  • A transvaginal ultrasound is designed to be used inside the vagina to generate sonogram images. This type is most generally used during the early stages of pregnancy.

Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, our nurse sonographer may choose to perform both types with your consent.  At the time of your initial appointment, our nurse will determine if you are eligible for an ultrasound. If not, one may be scheduled for another day.

While we can provide a pregnancy test, an ultrasound, and give you up-to-date medically accurate information about all your options, Insight Women’s Center does not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions.

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Additional Questions You Might Have?

An ultrasound is vital to confirm an intrauterine pregnancy, viability (heart rate), and gestational age. Ultrasound is also useful as it can determine whether there is an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself in a place other than inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy cannot develop properly, and the patient will need to seek immediate medical attention. Additionally, if you consider an abortion, Kansas law requires an ultrasound to be performed at least 24 hours before an abortion procedure.

We can’t guarantee an ultrasound for every positive pregnancy test because a sonogram is not the most accurate way to confirm a viable pregnancy in the very early stages of pregnancy. There is a high likelihood we will perform one, but if not, we will schedule you for a date within a week or two.

Before your appointment, you need to drink 32 oz (4 cups) of water one hour before your scheduled appointment, as a full bladder allows for optimal ultrasound images. If the nurse sonographer also decides to do a transvaginal ultrasound, you will empty your bladder before this exam.

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“The staff was the best, and the sonogram was really great to see.”

“The things I liked best about the medical services I received was being able to see what’s going on inside me.”

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