Reasons You Need an Ultrasound before Abortion

If you’re pregnant and want to have an abortion, you may wonder why you would need an ultrasound first.

While you may not feel you need to know more about your pregnancy, ultrasound scans provide valuable information that can be critical for protecting your health.

After getting information about the viability, age, and location of your pregnancy, you can make an informed decision that is best for your health and future.

What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are used to provide information about the development of the pregnancy and any potential complications.

Using sound waves, an ultrasound creates a picture of the inside of your uterus and surrounding tissues.


According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% of pregnancies end in natural miscarriage.

An ultrasound scan can detect whether your pregnancy is viable or if you have miscarried.  If the ultrasound detects that you have miscarried, the scan can also determine if you may pass the pregnancy on your own or if there is a possibility that you could need medical intervention.


Before having an abortion, it is essential to determine the age of the pregnancy by measuring the pregnancy with ultrasound technology.

Having an ultrasound allows you to better understand the options available to you. For example, according to the FDA, attempting a medical abortion after 10 weeks of pregnancy can result in serious health complications that could put your health at risk.


Another critical detail to confirm is the location of your pregnancy. While most times a pregnancy implants within the uterus, pregnancies can implant in the fallopian tube, ovary, cervix, or abdomen. This is called an ectopic pregnancy and requires immediate medical attention.

Get Key Details You Need To Know

For the sake of your health, it is essential to have an ultrasound before choosing to have an abortion.

New Life Clinic offers free lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasound scans. Our trusted client advocates can answer your questions and help you better understand your options.

After learning more from the ultrasound, you will have the information to decide how to proceed with your pregnancy.

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this alone.

Contact us today for your confidential appointment.