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I had a full body x-ray, I am worried this may cause a birth defect

Alex, I have just found out I am pregnant and would be approximately 2 weeks, but during the first day or two of my pregnancy I had a full body x-ray for an initial chiropractic consultation. I am really worried that this may cause a birth defect. Do you have any statistic on the chances of this happening?

Answer: Hi,
The risk of any damage from this would be extremely rare as the baby is very well protected at this stage. Talk to your GP for further reassurance.
Best wishes,
Answered: 08 Jun 2009