I've just had a letter through for a routine smear test and I'm 19 weeks pregnant. Should I just go along as usual? I'm not sure whether being pregnant means I should just delay it until after the baby is born...
Any insights/experiences before I phone my GP's surgery would be much appreciated.
Depends on your GP I think - some of them do, some of them don't. It's not dangerous to do it but perhaps they just don't realise you are pregnant. Most people wait till their six week postnatal check.
I had a bleed yesteraday at 22 weeks pregnant and the consultant at the hopsital did an examination. Anyway whilst there they said NOT to have a smear until 16 weeks after birth as the results can be wrong due to hormone changes. You need to call the number at the top of the letter and they will send a reminder around 4 months after the birth as you may have more on your mind by then! HTH xx
I actually just spoke to my GP's receptionist. She said to wait until 12 weeks after the baby's born, as hormonal changes during pregnancy mean they don't like to do them then in case something is missed.
Apparently I don't get a reminder then but I've always kept up-to-date with my smears so I should remember (hopefully!).
I had mine at six weeks post partum (but had caesarian so maybe that changes things). I wouldn't have remembered if the GP hadn't chased me (literally - down the corridor yelling 'before you run away the nurse needs to see you' )