Who will perform my ultrasound and when can I get one?
CPS offers free limited ultrasound examinations. These limited obstetrical ultrasound examinations are provided by medical professionals, usually registered nurses, trained and competent in these procedures. CPS limited ultrasounds are typically performed between 9-14 weeks and can vary by client. After confirming your positive pregnancy test, we will scheduled you for an ultrasound exam. We do not perform ultrasounds on the same day as your pregnancy test.
CPS’ Medical Director has authorized our provision of limited ultrasounds, to assess a pregnancy’s viability, followed by a physician’s review of all scans.
What will my ultrasound tell me?
Our limited ultrasounds are non-diagnostic in nature, but can let you know approximately how many weeks you are into your pregnancy, and if your pregnancy is viable. They do not determine the gender of the baby.
A positive pregnancy test alone will not tell you if your pregnancy is viable, (able to continue), as one in four to one in three of all pregnancies result in miscarriage, usually related to chromosomal factors.
Since the baby’s heart begins to beat between 21-24 days after conception, the fetal heart rate can be measured.
Confirming that the pregnancy is IN the uterus will establish viability (or lack of).
This free ultrasound will help you know if a “decision” even needs to be made! But if you ARE pregnant, you DO have choices!