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breastfeeding and smear tests

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ijustwant8hours Mon 13-Jul-09 10:34:09

Does anyone know whether you can have a smear test before your periods start again? I'd really like to get it over and done with while I'm feeling organised (otherwise I will forget and it will be years!!)

MrsJamesMartin Mon 13-Jul-09 10:36:27

Yes its fine as long as you are more than 12 weeks post natal it doesn't matter if you haven't had a period.

midnightexpress Mon 13-Jul-09 10:36:29

Yes you can. I had mine done at my 6 week check after ds2 was born.

OmicronPersei8 Mon 13-Jul-09 10:42:42

Yes you can - put mine off for ages thinking you couldn't, wish I'd just thought to ask on MN!

babyOcho Mon 13-Jul-09 10:43:41

yes, i had one done just before they returned.

roomforthree Mon 13-Jul-09 10:45:37

I've just had mine and I haven't had a period for nearly 3 years (either pregnant, or breastfeeding, or both).

ijustwant8hours Mon 13-Jul-09 10:50:31

Thanks, that's great. I've just had a conversation with the doctors receptionist who said I couldn't get one done until 6 months after the birth and when my periods were back... I knew the 6 months thing was nonsense. I will get back to her.

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