Yes. Without an ultrasound, your pregnancy details cannot be confirmed. Certain abortions are done at certain times of pregnancy – therefore it’s essential to receive an ultrasound to know what options you’re eligible for. An ultrasound determines three things:

1. Viability (detects the heartbeat and if you have a growing pregnancy)
2. Location of pregnancy (whether it’s growing within your uterus or not)
3. How far along you are (gestational age)