Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are going to start TTC next month. I just made an appointment for a pap since I was due for one, but the earliest appointment they have available is over a month out, when I will be smack in the middle of my first TWW. I know you can get a pap during pregnancy, but could it have any affect on an embryo being able to implant? Should I push the appointment out a few weeks so I’ll know for sure whether or not I’m pregnant? Also, I intended to make a pre-conception appointment but I never got on it, so should I discuss that with the doc anyway even though I might be pregnant? I’m just realizing what an awkward time the TWW is… you’re not pregnant yet but you’re not NOT pregnant either.
Post # 2
caritas: I think your pap would almost always be in the TWW really, you’re not supposed to have it during AF so unless you’re lucky enough to get the magic other week you’re in the TWW. I’d just disclose to your doc that you’re TTC and if they have concerns about doing the pap they’ll tell you!
Post # 3
A pap in no way will have any impact on implantation.
Post # 4
I had my pap on dec 16th and got my bfp on dec 25th. Right in my TWW. My doc even said who knows it can be happening right now. She was right, it was!
Post # 5
I had a similar concern with my pap last summer the head nurse (who i’ve known for YEARS) and my doctor both agreed it was no big deal to do a pap even if I was close to the magical implantation day. Now, unlike jenm2be I didn’t turn out to be preganant – but I trust both of those women so much that I don’t think a pap would cause any issues.
I do agree with PP to be upfront and tell the nurse/doctor that you are TTC and are in the TWW.
Post # 6
I don’t see why a pap would matter! And it seems as though the above poster’s doctors didn’t care. you’re going to have sex during the two week wait which could potentially bang your cervix around so I don’t think a little scratch would do any harm.
Post # 7
I had a pap done on 1/8 and got my BFP on 1/10. I called prior to my appt and my doctor said its totally fine.
Post # 8
You can have a pap. I had one when I was barely pregnant (I didn’t know I was pregnant) and my OB would have done one at my first pregnancy appt as part of the bloodwork and exam had I not just had one the month before.
Post # 9
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caritas: A pap won’t interfere with anything going on in your uterus