Miss skittles this is a terrible situation. As an experienced health professional I find it extremely unusual that you would be denied surgery based on a risk of birth defects. It would be up to you to sign a consent form with the understanding there is risk involved. I can't stress enough how important I think it is you seek further advice on this potentially from a lawyer. If you have made your decision then no probs but if you don't want to terminate based on a possibility then I would be fighting for your right to treatment. It is possible to take precautions when exposed to radiation in tests when you are pregnant and surgery alone doesn't necessarily cause probs to a baby. The explanations you are being given just dont seem good enough when your outcome is so drastic. I say this out of concern for you as I have had a medically necessary termination and it is a devastating thing to live with, you need to have as much information as you can before making a choice like this. I still think you should explore medication as it can be a very manageable alternative and could get you through the next 7 months until you could deliver your baby. I would hate to see anyone in a situation like this due to misinformation.