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Do I need an ultrasound?  The answer is Yes

Ultrasound Testing in Des MoinesNo matter what you decide to do if your pregnancy test is positive, you will need an ultrasound to confirm if you have a viable pregnancy and to accurately date your pregnancy. We provide FREE limited obstetric ultrasounds in our licensed medical clinic that are administered by highly qualified, licensed, medical professionals.

Limited obstetrical ultrasounds are performed to:

  • Confirm the presence of a pregnancy, including location (intrauterine/ectopic)
  • Estimate gestational age
  • Confirm cardiac activity

The ultrasound examination will not diagnose gender, abnormalities, and/or problems.

At our medical clinics we provide a confidential ultrasound exam for you at no charge.

A Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound includes verifying a positive pregnancy, a viable in uterine pregnancy and dating. We do not do gender reveals or screen. We refer out for those ultrasounds out.

What Does An Ultrasound Do?

You’ve probably heard of an ultrasound before. People get them every day for a lot of different reasons. But, for our purposes, an ultrasound is an image of what’s going on inside your uterus. The uterus is the place that holds a pregnancy. An ultrasound is an excellent way to determine so much about your pregnancy. We offer limited obstetrical ultrasounds. They can confirm the pregnancy, detect if there is a fetal heartbeat, determine the fetal age and approximate due date. All of this information is very important. Good information leads to good decisions. Now that you have all of this knowledge, you can now begin thinking of your next steps.

What to expect during your ultrasound:

A pregnancy appointment will range between 45 and 90 minutes. A registered nurse who has undergone specialized training in sonography will perform your ultrasound. During the ultrasound, the nurse will walk you through the process and explain the findings. After the ultrasound is complete, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your nurse and continue to plan the next steps. Your support person is welcome to come with you to your appointment whether it be a significant other, friend, or family member.

E-mail or text us now for more information or with any questions.  RNStaff@innervisionshealthcare.org or 515-783-1286.

Contact us today for your free consultation and to schedule your ultrasound appointment.