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Pregnant and had mri w/ contrast

I just found out that I am pregnant. I had an MRI with contrast a few days ago and didnot think it was possible that I was pregnant since we have been using protection.Now I am worried that something might happen to the baby! Please help me!
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Hello,

There are no reported harmful effects from MRI of the pregnant woman or fetus, however, it is generally not recommended in the first trimester.  Also, per your concern, the use of contrast material is not recommended in pregnant patients at any time.  Gadolinium-based contrast material does crosses the placenta to the fetus.  I would recommend routine obstetric follow up.  At this point there is nothing you can do about it and there are no ameliorating measures that can be taken.

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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