I got a phone call from the public hospital I will be having bub at yesterday, advising me I have an orthopedics appointment in two weeks & I'm to have an X-ray done that morning. I explained that I'll be 35wks pregnant & wasn't it unsafe, the response was I have to have it and it should be fine.
So not happy about having the X-ray and am going to refuse it. But would like to know if it is actually safe?
The X-ray will be of my lumber spine - they'll be specifically looking at L4, L5 & S1 vertebrae.
As an aside I already have a private orthopedic consultant who is managing my back but because he doesn't work out of the public hospital I'm birthing at the hospital won't call him if something goes wrong with my back during the birth. So I have to see this new ortho.