Yesterday, I took a flight and I wanted to avoid those new airport body scanners. (The ones where you hold your hands above your head.). When it was my turn, I told the woman there that I was pregnant and she said it was very safe. My husband was busy dealing with getting our stuff through the xray machine and there was a huge line at this security check. My DH thinks I should have gotten him to talk to her but I wimped out and just went through the scanner. (Instead of getting a pat-down.) The woman was older (guess around 50 something) and didn’t seem friendly. That’s why I wimped out. But now I am worried and hope I didn’t do anything bad to my little bean.
I googled this question and found that doctors don’t recommend going through it, people avoided it, and not enough research has been done with it. DH says I need to stop reading those google searches. That it only happened once and it’s not like I go through them all the time.
Does anyone have real experiences with it and it was okay? Is it really bad for me being 6 weeks pregnant?
DH says on our flight back he will make sure I get a pat-down. I am such a wimp.