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What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound, or sonogram, is a simple diagnostic test performed after a positive pregnancy test. The ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of the inside of your uterus. This will help determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. A limited obstetrical ultrasound is available as early as six weeks and is performed by a professionally trained sonographer.

Why do I need an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are an easy way to determine some necessary information about your pregnancy. It can tell if you have a viable pregnancy, determines the location of your pregnancy, and detects how far along you are in your pregnancy. This means that through our limited obstetrical ultrasounds, we can determine gestational age, if your pregnancy is developing in the uterus, and detect the baby’s heartbeat.

How much is an ultrasound?

All ultrasounds performed at New Direction Women’s Center in Pittsfield are completely free of charge and confidential. We will try our best to honor all requests for ultrasounds.

If you are interested in an ultrasound, please contact us!

*If you have already had an ultrasound, or have experienced any bleeding or cramping, ultrasounds may not be available to you. Our limited obstetrical ultrasounds do not determine the sex of the baby.