Horizon Pregnancy Clinic provides pre-abortion ultrasound services in Southern California. Serving Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and surrounding areas through our Mobile Clinic. Schedule an appointment today for a free ultrasound before taking the abortion pill or undergoing a procedure.

Understanding the Importance of Pre-Abortion Ultrasound: What You Need to Know

In the complex landscape of reproductive healthcare decisions, individuals considering abortion often find themselves facing a multitude of choices and uncertainties. One crucial step in this process is undergoing a pre-abortion ultrasound. While this procedure may seem routine, its significance cannot be overstated, particularly for those contemplating the abortion pill. Let’s delve into why pre-abortion ultrasound services, such as those offered by our center, play a vital role in informed decision-making.

What is a Pre-Abortion Ultrasound?

Before proceeding with any abortion procedure, healthcare providers typically recommend a pre-abortion ultrasound. This imaging technique allows medical professionals to assess several key factors, including the gestational age of the pregnancy, the location of the embryo or fetus, and any potential complications such as ectopic pregnancy.

Why is it Necessary?

  • Accurate Dating: Determining the gestational age of the pregnancy is crucial for choosing the most appropriate abortion method. The effectiveness and safety of abortion procedures, particularly medication abortion (the abortion pill), can vary depending on how far along the pregnancy is. The FDA only approves the abortion pill for pregnancies up to 10 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP). Taking the pill later increases risks like incomplete abortion or severe bleeding. A pre-abortion ultrasound ensures that individuals receive accurate information about the stage of their pregnancy, empowering them to make informed decisions. Understanding the pregnancy’s age also helps determine available abortion procedures and associated costs. Learn more about our unplanned pregnancy services in Huntington Beach and Long Beach.
  • Identifying Complications: A pre-abortion ultrasound may help confirm that the pregnancy is located inside of the uterus. If this cannot be confirmed by ultrasound, then you may have already suffered a miscarriage or may have another pregnancy complication. In either case, we can refer you to a nearby doctor to ensure your safety.
  • Informed Consent: Access to comprehensive information is fundamental to the principle of informed consent. By undergoing a pre-abortion ultrasound, individuals gain a clearer understanding of their pregnancy’s characteristics and potential risks associated with the abortion procedure. This knowledge enables them to make decisions that align with their values, preferences, and health needs.

Our Role in Providing Support

At Horizon Pregnancy Clinic, we understand the significance of pre-abortion ultrasound services in the decision-making process. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to delivering compassionate care and accurate information to individuals navigating unplanned pregnancies. Through our pre-abortion ultrasound services in Southern California, we stand ready to support and empower you throughout your reproductive healthcare journey.

If you or someone you know is considering abortion and would like to learn more about our pre-abortion ultrasound services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your well-being and autonomy are our top priorities.

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Huntington Beach Medical Clinic
15061 Springdale Street, Suite 109
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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261 E Willow Street, Unit C
Long Beach, CA 90806

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