If a home pregnancy test says I’m pregnant or not pregnant, that’s good enough, right?
Home pregnancy tests have become more reliable over the years but it is still possible to get a false negative and, in rare cases, a false positive. Many early pregnancies end on their own through a miscarriage, but if you are experiencing any signs of pregnancy it is important to have an ultrasound for a number of reasons, including:
- Confirming that you are pregnant and that the pregnancy is viable (alive).
- Finding out the age of the pregnancy. There is a limit of 10 weeks to take the abortion pill, and an ultrasound is the only way of confirming how far along you are in your pregnancy.
- Determining whether or not you have an ectopic/tubal pregnancy—which is a life-threatening condition where the pregnancy develops outside the uterus.
Have you changed your mind?
Have you already taken the abortion pill? Are you having second thoughts? It may not be too late!