I was so so nervous before my first one, but once you are in there it isn't so bad. I know it sounds silly but just try to relax and when you are in there just keep telling yourself "in five minutes time I will be out of here..." over and over again.
I know - when I was preganant with dd2 the doctor gave me a ten minute lecture on how shocked she was I had reached the age of 25 and never had one - ahh well at least for the next one I shall now what to expect! Shall I wear trousers or a skirt?
Takes a matter of minutes to go through - and the actual smear taking bit is less than a minute long, honest. You can hold your breath for longer than it takes to do a smear.
Just keep reminding yourself that once it is done, you can relax knowing you wont need to have it done again for a few years all being well
DP will be so proud of you, perhaps he should treat you to a take out tonight....
I was dreading mine - had been putting it off since January. I had it done last week and it was absolutely fine (much better than previously because they now use small plastic instruments rather than large metal ones).