pap smear while pregnant?

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pap smear while pregnant?
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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 7:01pm

Hey everyone, sorry have not did a formal intro yet, but I scheduled my first appt for Oct. 24th and I am due for a pap smear as well, has anyone else had a pap while pregnant? I cant remember if i did with my first or not, but think I am freaking out over it causing me to miscarry or something :( so wondering if i should ask to

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 7:04pm
I'm wondering the same thing! Mine is due too. Last time I had just had one and my OB said he would have done one if I hadn't just had one. I'm really nervous about that too. Scraping around on the cervix just doesn't seem like a great idea to me. And if it did come back as something being wrong, I wouldn't want to do anything until after the pregnancy anyway. So, I think I might ask to wait too.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 7:52pm
They generally do do a pap at your first appointment. :)

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 7:52pm

My thoughts exactly, so I may call tomorrow and ask and see about scheduling for an earlier appt. I had already had that day scheduled for my pap prior to finding out being pregnant and when i called to scheduled my first prenatal visit, they said i could do it all at that same appt and would just put the nature of the visit was different. I don't want to be stressing over what may or may not happen for the next month if I do get the pap, so I will call and ask if we can hold off on the pap until after the baby because I have had them regularly every year and if something was abnormal i wouldnt get anything done about it while pregnant.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 9:22pm

I had a pap with my first around 8 weeks.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 9:47pm
My OB does a pap at the first appointment and than again at the 6 weeks PP appointment.

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 8:08am

I think I had one at my first appt when pregnant with DD also, so I will do it, I think I was just overly worrying about it due to the past miscarriage. Thanks for all of your replies ladies, did help alot.

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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 2:33pm
I've had a pap done with my first 3 pregnancies and all was fine. This time I probably won't because I had mine done in June when I had my mirena removed and will be able to have it again in a year at my PP appt.
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Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:33pm

I am so mad that I agreed to have one done after my first appointment.

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Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:22am
Yeah, I think I'm going to opt out. If only for the sake of my stress level.

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