Ojai Life Choices

Ultrasound Information

Abortion is a surgical procedure, and before you make that choice, you deserve to be fully informed.

Do you know that your pregnancy is truly a uterine pregnancy rather than an ectopic pregnancy? An ectopic pregnancy is where the baby starts growing somewhere other than your uterus or womb. Ectopic pregnancies aren’t very common, but they do happen. And if you’re one of the few to experience that, you need immediate medical attention—and real surgery—not an abortion.

Did you know that 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in natural miscarriage before the pregnancy is 8-10 weeks along? Often, an ultrasound can detect conditions (such as an empty sac or a blighted ovum) that indicate a miscarriage is imminent. And, if you know you’re going to have a miscarriage, you can save yourself the expense, hassle and risk of an unnecessary abortion.

Yes, before an abortion clinic could do an abortion on you, they should do an ultrasound. However, after you’ve paid them a few hundred dollars for that abortion, they have a vested interest in completing that procedure—whether or not you really need it.

Our clinic offers you a free ultrasound—and we’re not going to get paid more or less depending on the choice you make. Remember, all our services are free—we’re here to help you make a fully informed decision. Give us a call or send us an email to set up an appointment.