If you’re pregnant and looking for a place to get free ultrasounds in Peoria, IL, we’re here for you. 

At Empower Life Center, we provide free and confidential ultrasounds to every woman who walks through our doors. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our caring team members. 

Wondering why you need an ultrasound during pregnancy? Read on to learn the essentials of how ultrasound works and why it’s a vital step for ensuring your safety during pregnancy—no matter what choice you make moving forward.

How Do Ultrasounds Work During Pregnancy?

Ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your uterus and the pregnancy inside it. Since ultrasounds use sound waves instead of radiation, they are considered safe during pregnancy. 

If you’re very early in your pregnancy, a transvaginal ultrasound will provide the clearest image. During this type of ultrasound, a transducer (the wand-like part of the ultrasound machine) is placed inside your vagina. In later pregnancies, the transducer will be moved along your abdomen. 

With both transvaginal and abdominal ultrasounds, the nurse or sonographer will look for key details about your pregnancy, and you will be able to see your pregnancy on the ultrasound screen.

What Can an Ultrasound Reveal?

Ultrasound can help identify the age, location, and viability of your pregnancy—details that are key for staying safe during pregnancy. You can learn more about how these details keep you safe here.

You’re Not Alone

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can fill you with all kinds of different emotions, but no matter what you’re feeling, it’s normal and understandable. And you’re not alone. 
At Empower Life Center, we’re here for you with free pregnancy resources, including ultrasounds and educational classes. Contact us today to connect with one of our caring team members.