Where Can I Get a Free Pregnancy Ultrasound in Gainesville?

couple seeing their baby via ultrasound

Ultrasound exams are critical for monitoring and evaluating your baby’s development throughout your pregnancy. Unfortunately, they can be somewhat pricey, especially if you don’t have health insurance. Thankfully, whether you have insurance or not, there is at least one place where you can get a free pregnancy ultrasound in Gainesville.

Sira Offers Free Pregnancy Confirmation Ultrasounds

Sira is a community-funded health center located on Northwest 13th Street in Gainesville. Through donations from local businesses and private donors, Sira is able to provide free pregnancy confirmation ultrasounds to any woman in our community. All you have to do is contact us to make an appointment.

What is a Pregnancy Confirmation Ultrasound?

Soon after a positive pregnancy test result, an ultrasound exam should be conducted to confirm the pregnancy and to determine whether the pregnancy is viable. This is a limited obstetrical ultrasound exam, meaning it is solely intended to determine:

  • If the baby has a heartbeat
  • Whether the baby is in the uterus or if there’s a risk of an ectopic pregnancy
  • How far along the pregnancy is

Subsequent Pregnancy Ultrasounds

As pregnancy progresses, you’ll need additional ultrasound exams. During the first trimester, ultrasounds are typically used to examine the placenta, uterus, ovaries and cervix, and to look for any abnormal growth in the baby. Later in pregnancy, ultrasounds are used to monitor the baby’s growth and position, determine the baby’s sex, check for signs of possible birth defects, monitor amniotic fluid levels and more.

What if I Can’t Afford Later Ultrasounds or an OBGYN?

Sira may be able to connect you with community resources or local healthcare professionals who can help you get the pregnancy services you need, including ultrasounds, at low or no cost. Our client advocates have assisted hundreds of women to get the help they needed to have successful pregnancies and deliver healthy, beautiful babies.

If you’re pregnant, or think you might be, now is the time to contact Sira. All of our services, including pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, pregnancy counseling and community referrals, are provided 100% free of charge. Call us today at 352-377-4947.

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