Re: Anyone refuse pap smears/vaginal exams during pregnancy?
The current protocol advised by ACOG is if you are over 30 and have had no abnormal paps in three consecutive years, you can go to every two years. I refused my pap with dd, I had just had one where I work prior to becoming pregnant (I had my IUD removed at my annual exam). I transferred the records over. I also refused to be "checked" later in the pregnancy. The midwives were great about it, the docs thought I was weird (the practice I went to has both).
Originally Posted by ClothDiaperMePlease
I didn't have any exams
Or a PAP this time.
My OB says if you have normal paps and and monogamous, then one every 2 years is fine for PAPs.
Deanna, wife to Matus
mama to Lukas (5)
and Emma (3)
, dogmom to Abby, and feather-mom to a WHOLE MESS of chickens, ducks, turkeys & quail.