Before seeking an abortion procedure, you need to know if your pregnancy is viable. If your pregnancy is not viable, medical attention is appropriate through a doctor’s office or emergency room rather than at an abortion clinic. How do you know your pregnancy will continue? According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a non-viable pregnancy means that your pregnancy is not growing normally and may end in pregnancy loss (ACOG FAQ090).
Before considering an abortion, a free ultrasound at the PRC can help determine if you have an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Miscarriage is a relatively common experience, occurring in 10-20% of early pregnancies (Mayo Clinic, 2013). Most miscarriages happen before the 12th week. In a miscarriage, the fetus does not develop normally and no heart rate can be detected on ultrasound.