For those who qualify, Mosaic PHC offers free, confidential ultrasound imaging. Our licensed medical professionals will take you through this process. Often, clients can receive a free ultrasound on the same day as their pregnancy test.
What Is An Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging is used for several medical purposes. For a pregnant woman, an ultrasound examination provides vital information about the pregnancy. Ultrasound is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. At Mosaic PHC, our ultrasound technician applies a lubricating gel to your stomach and rubs a hand-held device (called a transducer) on your skin. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, collects the echoes that bounce back, and sends those to a computer, which creates an image on the screen.
Why Do I Need An Ultrasound?
A free, confidential ultrasound at Mosaic PHC determines the gestational age of your pregnancy. In other words, by looking at fetal development, our medical professionals can determine how many weeks you have been pregnant. Also, ultrasound imaging can determine if a fetal heartbeat is detected, or if you have had a natural miscarriage. They also confirm where your pregnancy is located. If your pregnancy is located outside of your uterus, it is known as ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy can be life-threatening, requiring immediate medical attention.
When Should I Get an Ultrasound?
The time to get an ultrasound is after you have received a positive pregnancy test at Mosaic PHC. Once the ultrasound is complete, your client advocate will explain your options. They will be happy to give you as much information as possible to make the best decision for you and your pregnancy.