Post # 1
I totally was not expecting that! From what I’ve read they just swab the outside. This one felt like a pap smear, like the q tip hit my cervix. Holy crap! If that hurt me I don’t even want to think about the pain of a vaginal birth.
Post # 2
Isn’t group B swab supossed to be around your anus?
..and it shouldn’t hurt!
If your doc was swabbing up high in your vagina, I would ask exactly what it was for!
Post # 3
humm…yeah they only swabbed mine just inside my vagina and then ran it down. Nowhere near my cervix!
Post # 4
Yea mine hurt. but it wasn’t because of my cervix or anything. She like pushed down so much on my vagina when she swabbed that it hurt. Plus it was a dry hard cotton swab which seemed rough. Then I’ve got a hemroioid or two so the other end was miserable. In fact it made me bleed a little bit. 🙁
Post # 5
It was a nurse practitioner that did it. She did the inside of the vagina like a pap smear and around the rectum. The rectum part did not hurt and didn’t even seem like it went inside. I asked her if it was normally painful for people and she said no. She said it might be because I haven’t had intercourse in awhile. So that means she did go up in there pretty good right? Ugh.
Post # 6
They sent me to the bathroom and I had to do it myself … the instructions said to get around the mouth of the vagina and the starfish, not to actually go up inside them. Sounds like she did it wrong!
Also, don’t worry — childbirth doesn’t feel anything like getting a raggedy q-tip shoved up your bits 🙂
Post # 7
hspw714: I say poo-poo to it hurting because of possibly not having sex in a while. At that point it had been, like, two months if not more for DH and I and I didn’t feel a thing. I don’t think she did it properly. I had worked myself up so much for it to hurt and it was just like a little tickle in both areas.