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to my surprise, the dental hygenist today recommended i get x-rays, because i didn't last time. (last time i 'thought' i may have been pregnant, and was but didn't test positive yet).
anyway, i said, 'i can't i'm pregnant'
she said, 'but you are in your 3rd trimester, you'll be fine.'
i said, 'i'd rather not be exposed to the radiation.' (i also think i'm a week or 2 away from my 3rd trimester...but who's counting?)
2 weeks ago my hubby had a bone scan, and i had to stay 8 ft. away from him for 24 hours because they injected something in him... radiation... anyway... i didn't get the x-rays and was shocked she was trying to talk me into it. i thought we weren't supposed to be exposed to radiation during pregnancy.
during one of my pregnancies they wanted to do a chest xray. the tech told me right before i was going to get it that if i was his wife he wouldn allow it. so i left w/ no xray. my ashtma dr asked why i didnt get it and he said i would have been fine. who cares, i felt more comfortable not doing it. you gotta go by your gut instinct. :) good choice. i wouldnt get it done either. even if they told me it was fine i wouldnt do it
I agree - talk to your dentist. The only reason I can think of doing a dental x-ray is to diagnose something more serious as I read an article by Dr. Gerald diLeo on babyzone who said there's a study linking teeth problems to pre-term labor. When I went for my cleaning while ttc though, my dentist wouldn't do an x-ray on me for fear that I might already by pregnant.
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