When determined necessary by the Hannah PRC medical staff; a limited obstetrical ultrasound may be offered after a positive pregnancy test. The ultrasound will be performed by a trained nurse or sonographer.
The purpose of the limited ultrasound is to
- confirm pregnancy
- determine if the pregnancy is viable
- measure gestational age.
A viable pregnancy occurs when the fetus is in the uterus and a heartbeat is observed by a trained professional. A urine pregnancy test can not determine a viable pregnancy. A urine test uses the presence of the hormone hCG to indicate pregnancy. However, the hormone hCG may be present in a woman's urine up to 6-8 weeks after a miscarriage, abortion, or vaginal/caesarian delivery.If you feel you need an ultrasound, please contact us to discuss your situation.