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    Default x-ray exposure at almost 36 weeks?

    DS needs to have a skull x-ray later today and I'm wondering how that will work? I'm guessing I'll need to hold him still (he's 12 months old) but I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant. I know they say to avoid x-rays in the early stages of pregnancy but what about now? Unfortunately there's no-one else who can do it unless one of the hospital staff volunteer which could upset DS more as he's going through a clingy phase.

    Anyone know if it's ok for me to be in the x-ray room today?

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    I think it's ok after the first trimester, but defo mention it to them. You should be able to wear an apron as protection.

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    They will put a lead apron on you

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    I had a chest xray at 34weeks they put a protective appron over my bump who is now 2 with no probs.

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    I wouldn't think it would be too harmful as your bubs allready in the later stages. But even with the apron I would try get a family relly or friend to do it for you?

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    Although you would probably be fine, if you go to a paed hospital then they will have people around to help hold as they would probably prefer you not to be in there. I'm a paeds nurse and I frequently go to help hold for X-rays when mothers are pregnant (well not now obviously!!) and it honestly takes about a minute.
    If you have a problem with leaving him then talk to them about what they advise

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    One of the nursing staff will stay with him I would be very surprised if they let you stay

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    I had to have an X-ray and ct at 36 weeks and they put two of those lead aprons on my bump, just to be safe lol.
    DS turned out just fine


 

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