The main purpose of an ultrasound exam through the Hope Clinic for Women is to confirm the presence of a viable pregnancy. This includes determining the location of the pregnancy, which is crucial to insure you are not experiencing an ectopic pregnancy which could have serious, life-threatening concerns for the mother. We also look for the presence of a heartbeat and measure to determine the gestational age (or how many weeks pregnant you are).
Our ultrasound exams are provided free of charge and are completely confidential as allowed by Oregon state regulations. All exams are performed by nurses or sonographers certified in limited obstetric ultrasound and are read by a licensed physician.
Performing ultrasound exams during pregnancy is a very safe and painless procedure. The ultrasound uses no radiation exposure.
We do not use ultrasound exams to determine sex. Some restrictions apply.
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