A positive result on a pregnancy test doesn’t give you enough information about your pregnancy. Your next step after the test is an ultrasound. There are a couple of things you need to know. For instance, if you’re considering abortion, you need to know how far along you are. The number of weeks determines which abortion procedure you qualify for.

Experts say up to 20% or maybe even more known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. Only an ultrasound can tell you if you’ve miscarried or not. It’s possible to get a positive result on a pregnancy test even if you’ve miscarried because your body takes time to readjust.