Following a positive pregnancy test, a nurse may approve a limited ultrasound. This procedure will determine whether the pregnancy is viable (detect fetal heartbeat) and is in the uterus, as well how far along you are and your due date.
Having a free ultrasound can determine:
- Accurate gestational age (how far along you are).
- What abortion procedures you are eligible for at this stage of pregnancy.
- If there is a measurable heartbeat.
- Whether the pregnancy is in the uterus (not an ectopic/tubal pregnancy).