The purpose of the ultrasound exam at Real Choices Clinic is to confirm the presence of a viable pregnancy. This includes looking for a heartbeat and measuring the gestational age (how far along you are). Our nurses will also be determining the location of the pregnancy (important to ensure you are not experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening concern for mother). All ultrasounds are completely confidential and provided free of charge. They are performed by nurses trained and competent in limited obstetric ultrasound.
We do not use ultrasound to determine sex. Some restrictions apply, and an ultrasound can only be offered by a nurse.