Does anyone have resources or advice about having an MRI while pregnant? I don't have one scheduled yet, but I am trying to be prepared for the worst case scenario...
A little background - I am 7 months pregnant and had a sledding accident with my son. We were sliding on our butts down a hill and in order to avoid crashing into my son, who was stuck at the bottom of the hill, I rolled out of the way and twisted my knee up really bad. I haven't been able to walk since it happened on Tuesday. (2 people had to carry me to the building and had to call my hubby to pick us up.)
I had an x-ray (probably not the best thing, but I was sure I broke something). X-ray showed no broken bones. Both the medical doctor and chiropractor think I have some soft tissue damage - pulled or torn ligaments. I am usually a very active person and the thought of having a torn ligament is really scary to me - the thought of having a new baby soon and not being able to run around with my toddler or go on walks or runs...
So it had been suggested by my MD and my chiro if things don't get better, an MRI may have to be done to determine the damage. Now my chrio says don't do anything until after the baby. I think my MD wants it sooner, although he just said "we may have to do an MRI if things don't get better." My midwife is gone until Monday. I would for sure consult with her before anything.
I did a quick Google search and most of what I found was that MRIs are probably safe for mother and fetus, but I am pretty skeptical of the medical profession. I feel like there is more to the story. Looks like there is debate on whether the contrast dye is safe for breastfeeding mother. I for sure plan to breastfeed.
Also, another factor in all of this is I am on state health care and only qualify b/c I am pregnant. Part of me is tempted to do any knee treatment before my coverage runs out (60 days after the baby is born). Of course, I would only do this if it doesn't risk the health of my baby or my body.
I really feel like I am in tune with my body and strongly feel like something is not right in my knee joint. Let me know what you think! Thanks.