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Sonography Sense

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Life Forward performs Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds. “What on earth does that mean?” You may be wondering. “I thought all ultrasounds were the same!”

Actually there are many different types of ultrasound examinations that look at a variety of things in the human body.  So what is a Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound? Let’s break it down.

  • Limited: A limited examination is performed when a specific question requires investigation.

  • Obstetrical: Relating to childbirth and pregnancy

  • Ultrasound: Sound waves that are too high-pitched for the human ear to hear.  With an ultrasound machine these sound waves are used to create an image.

This can be done by scanning an abdominal transducer over her belly or by inserting a trans-vaginal transducer into her vagina. We look on top of the belly when she is further along in pregnancy (above 11 weeks) and we look with the internal transducer when she is earlier in pregnancy (below 11 weeks)

 What does this mean for Life Forward clients? The Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound exam that Life Forward offers involves taking images of a pregnant woman’s womb to investigate and answer specific questions about her pregnancy.

Jacqueline's Story


“Jacqueline” recently participated in one-on-one parenting sessions at Life Forward. During her first session she expressed her desire to pray more. Lawanda, our Clifton Center Director, talked with her about the significance of prayer and how God really does hear and work on our behalf. Jacqueline felt compelled to close each of her parenting sessions with prayer and Lawanda gave her a new journal to write down some of her thoughts, feelings, questions and prayers throughout her pregnancy moving forward.

In all we do, prayer is a vital thread of grace woven throughout our ministry to help women and families make life-affirming decisions through God’s love. We’re always looking for opportunities to have spiritual conversations and invite women like Jacqueline into a real relationship with Jesus. We ask questions, offer direction and provide tools to help our clients grow in faith as we extend love, support and encouragement. Thank you for being a part of Jacqueline’s story!