Airport Security Amp Pregnant Belly

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question - November 20

I'm flying in two days and want to know if the scanner airport security sweeps over the body is harmful, like is it an xray machine? Has anyone dealt with this before? I know a guy who has a special device on his heart who is able to just a get a pat-down, but I don't even look pregnant yet & the holidays are when the security guards tend to be on alert, so I don't know if they'll believe me. Do you think a doctor's note might help? Thanks.

 

Lisa - November 20

I'll be travelling home in my 32nd week from Korea to Canada so I'll be going through quite a few security checks...I have heard that they pose no danger to the baby.

 

Monique - November 20

I travel for a living (I've clocked nearly 20,000 miles in my 16 weeks of pregnancy) and my doc says no. I also talked to the head TCA guy at LAX airport and he said the same. Happy Holidays!

 

June Bride - November 21

I didn't want to take any chances (I have had 2 m/c before this pregnancy) so I ask to get hand checked. They won't run a wand over you, just have a female scanner do a "pat down". I was only 3 1/2 months so I didn't show but I told them that I was preggo and they didn't even question it. Good luck!

 

question - November 21

Thanks for all your responses! They are a huge help. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

 

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