I didn't know at the time that I was pregnant. I had an ultrasound a week before going into hospital for severe abdo pain. They had me on regular morphine, and did a XRAY and CT scan of the lower abdomen. I am now worried if I have done any damage to my baby and need some advise. I have always been strongly against abortion but at the same time am worried of having a child with a lot of problems. PLEASE HELP!!!
How far along are you now? Approx how far along were you when you had these procedures done?
If you are worried then I would definitly see your physician and tell him of your concerns.
As far as the morphine goes- a baby doesn't begin to share nutrients through the blood until about 6 weeks...or so (I can't remember right off the top of my head but I am pretty sure) so if the morphine worked itself out before then it may not even be an issue.
Just remember- there are many pregnancies in the world that go through far more than you have and have had healthy children- hold onto that for hope until you can see your physican :)
I just found out on Wednesday last week that I am pregnant, But not quite sure how far along at the moment. I'm having an ultrasound tomorrow and will find out. I don't think I would be too far along because they didn't pick it up four weeks ago on ultrasound. And thankyou for your answer. I will now be a little more at ease before I go see my doctor.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I agree wholeheartedly that you will get the best answer if you discuss these concerns with your physician.
You might check to see if the hospital did a pregnancy test before the Xrays and CT, because that would show you were not pregnant then.
Also, I should mention that even though the blood supply of an embryo does begin developing by 6 weeks, women who are or may become pregnant should avoid all drugs that could harm a baby, because the most critical time for harming a developing baby is the first few weeks after conception. Fortunately, neither morphine nor panadine (codeine and acetaminophen) are drugs that are known to cause significant problems when taken during pregnancy.
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