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Old 08-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
ambered
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Re: Anyone refuse pap smears/vaginal exams during pregnancy?

ABSOLUTELY! Your wording made me sad- you don't have to "ask" them not to touch you, or for fewer exams, mama! It's YOUR body! If you don't want something you are ALWAYS in complete control. Keep in mind, whether you have insurance or not, you HIRE the doctor. He is YOUR EMPLOYEE! YOU ARE THE BOSS!!! There is ZERO need for them to examine your vagina right now, unless something is wrong. YOU would know if something was abnormal. Any vag exams have the potential to introduce bacteria, including GBS. Just simply keep your pants on and say "No, thank you." Bring a friend if you need an extra voice. Here's wishes for a happy, healthy pregnancy!
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