• Julia Kurschner

Do I Need an Ultrasound Before an Abortion?

Updated: Oct 4

We provide free limited ultrasounds through Next Step Testing to anyone facing an unexpected pregnancy and considering abortion. Regardless of your choice, you deserve to be able to make a fully informed decision without the added cost of an expensive ultrasound from another provider.


All our services are discreet and confidential. Contact us to learn more or to make an appointment today.



Why You Should Have an Ultrasound Before an Abortion


An ultrasound can determine:

  • the approximate age of your pregnancy.

  • if the fetus has a heartbeat.

  • the development of the fetus.

  • if there is a potentially life-threatening tubal pregnancy.

  • if your pregnancy is developing under normal conditions.

  • whether or not you are carrying a single fetus or multiples.

If you are considering an abortion, an ultrasound should be performed to determine how far along you are.


Note: We do not calculate abortion costs at your ultrasound appointment since we do not provide or refer for abortion services.


What Can I Expect?


At your first appointment, we will provide a free pregnancy test at our center. If your pregnancy test is positive, we can schedule a limited ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy.


Before your ultrasound appointment, the nurse may direct you to drink several glasses of water to ensure a full bladder. This can help medical personnel at Next Step Testing see more clearly during an ultrasound.


You can also talk about your medical history, pregnancy concerns or ask questions about the abortion pill or the various types of surgical abortions with the nurse at Next Step Testing.


What’s Next?


Find out if you qualify for a free ultrasound with us. Request an appointment today.


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