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It was always my understanding that when you are pregnant you steer clear of papsmears.

Dr told me that she will do one at my next visit. I had my hopsital appt, and told the midwife this and she said oh do they do them here in australia whilst pregnant do they? I told her i didnt think they did either.

Anyhows, google research has come up 50/50, so im asking you girls on your thoughts. My gut feeling is saying not to have it done.

I would be about due for one, but not sure if i should just wait for after the birth and stuff.

TIA xx

3 Little Ones to Love.....

wow i didn't know they could do them either!!! strange!



My GP does them up until 10 weeks. At my last appointment I was 9 weeks 5 days and I was due for one but as my LMP puts me much further then the dating scan that said 9w5d she decided against it.
I was due for one while pregnant, i said i wanted to wait until after bub was born.
i was due for mne whilst pregnant with my son, and the midwife wanted to do it, but i declined and waitied till my 6 weeks post natal checkup.

i figured that i had never had a bad result from any previous pap smears,so the risk of having one done far outweighed the benefits in my case.

I was waaaaaaay over due (in fact I'm booking in tomorrow, whoops) but they didn't even consider doing one. Dr just said to ask about it at my 6 week checkup. (which I didn't, another whoops)

Depends on the Dr, I had one done during pregnancy.
I had one done while pregnant with DD in 2006. I was having them every year though because of having CIN3 and having to have surgery when I was 19. My Dr is a OBGYN so I trusted him. I had slight spotting afterwards which is normal.

This time, after all of my pap smears coming back a-ok, my Dr and I have decided to not worry about my pap smear till this baby is born. I have had regular pap smears and am having them every 2 yrs now instead of yearly so we've decided it's no biggy to wait a few more months.

If you've been having them regularly then you should be ok to give it a miss while pregnant but be sure to have it as soon as possible after the birth.

I know how scary it is to get the news that all is not right and surgery is the only answer.

I was about 7 months overdue for a pap smear when I became pregnant with DS. My OB asked me at my first visit when my last one was and even though I was overdue, he told me he would do one at my six week post natal check up because he wouldn't do it while I was pregnant.

I think the only time they should do one while pregnant is if you have a history of abnomal results in the past.

My babies are all grown up sad

I had one when i was pregnant with DD (6 weeks). I didnt realise at the time that it could be risky and my DR didnt say anything to me about it.

This pregnacy i was due again last month and i said no as i now know the dangers (i also have a new dr and she said that i should wait and was quite suprised that i had one while pregnant last time).

Thanks for the replies girls. I think i will stick with my gut feeling and wait to my 6week check up to have it done.


I havnt ever had one abnormal, had one non conclusive (think that was the term) they said they had to redo it, and it was all ok anyhows. GOD I WAS STRESSING THAT WEEK THOUGH!! !LOL

3 Little Ones to Love.....

I was waaaay overdue when I found out I was pregnant. GP did not want to wait so recommended I have it done - which I did, with no dramas. That was nearly 2 years ago, I'm TTC now and GP has recommended I get have one ASAP to avoid doing it during pregnancy again. He said there is no evidence to suggest it is a risk, but if I had one done and then went on to m/c, I would blame myself, even if it didn't cause the m/c - iykwim?

I think there are two different tools they use to collect the sample - a brush and soemthing else - I was told they would use one, not the other because I was preg.



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