(Closed) Airport Security Bodyscanners and Pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jholler25:  I’m sorry, but this made me laugh so hard.  You are to funny.   I absolutly agree with what you did though.  I’d rather get a pat down, then have a chance of over exposure to x-rays while pregnant.  And since there aren’t any studies that have really been done on those things, I don’t blame you for making that choice.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think you did the right thing getting the patdown.

I’ve flown once so far while pregnant and I opted for the patdown. Luckily, I told the female officer that I was pregnant and she was very gentle πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You did the right thing!!!  I’m surprised your baby didn’t kick her :p

Post # 7
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmm, new t-shirt idea.

PREGNANT
Please keep
your
Assualt
to a
Minimum

Wink

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

I was afraid they were going to make me do one when I was flying to the UK. I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time and fully prepared to refuse to go through the scanner. I got lucky enough that they weren’t using them that day (I have actually never seen them use them.)

Sorry you had to go through that. I would have done the same thing!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I checked with my doctor after I found out I was pregnant because I knew that I would be flying internationally when I was about 6 months.  He said that there’s no real reason to worry about the body scanner – it is a little bit of radiation, but not enough to do any harm to the baby (and I have a very conservative doctor). 

I’ve been through one already, and I’ll be going through another one next weekend, and then one more in a couple of weeks (for my babymoon), but I have to say that I’m hesitant to do so, even after my doctor said it’s ok.  I think I might get a pat down for the one next weekend just so that I don’t have *that* much radiation in one month. 

ETA:  I am a little curious if they can see the baby on the scanner (if I have to go through it), and if they would let me see it – haha.  Weird, I know πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOL omg you are so funny! But I would have done the exact same thing. Before my mc I had to go through the scanner thing and I told the officer I was pg and he said just walk around it no check no nothing and I said to DH wow what if I had a gun or something they didn’t even check! But better safe then sorry as a mom you have to protect your kids no matter what even if they are only 9DPO πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know for sure, but I would have done the same as you did. Can never be too careful when it comes to your Little One. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My doc also said it was safe, but next time I’m pregnant I will definitely be getting the pat down every time I travel. I went through the scanner at 5 weeks and 6 weeks pregnant. I miscarried at 10 weeks. i’m sure that wasn’t it, but the next time around I am going to be that anal crazy prego!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore

I read online before I flew that the body scanners didn’t give off enough radiation to harm the fetus.  I got lucky at the airport though and the TSA agent saw my belly and let me go through the old metal detector instead. I was going to ask for the pat down instead of going through the body scanner but fortunately it didn’t come to that for me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

when I read this, it made me smile! πŸ™‚ I would have done the same thing!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve flown a few times since we started trying to TTC and I’ve always opted for the pat down just in case! Glad to know things went smoothly for you, jholler! πŸ™‚

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