23. Am I able to have a Pap smear during pregnancy?
We are unable to provide you with individual medical advice, and suggest you discuss your specific concerns with your doctor. However, we can provide you with the following general information about Pap smears in pregnancy.
Pap smears can generally be undertaken during pregnancy to at least 28 weeks gestation.
Pap smears have not been associated with increased rates of miscarriage.
Women who are due for a Pap smear during the pregnancy, but who do not have one, should make arrangements to have the smear at an early date after the baby is born.