Ultrasound Imaging


At LifeTalk Resource Center, limited obstetrical ultrasounds are performed to:

  • Confirm pregnancy
  • Detect fetal heartbeat
  • Determine fetal age
  • Determine due date
  • Determine location of the pregnancy (intrauterine/ectopic)

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



What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are examinations that use a device to bounce sound waves off of a developing fetus and create an image on a monitor; they can be used to help confirm pregnancy and transvaginal ultrasounds are, based on a study performed by theĀ U.S. National Library of Medicine, completely safe for both the developing child and mother. Instructions concerning your ultrasound will be issued to you by a LifeTalk nurse.