Cervical cancer
posted by littlemsmaggie
08 February 2016

pregnant and never had smear-terrified

Last reply: 4 years ago

hi all. im a first time poster. I am 31 years old and am ashamed to say I ve never had a smear test. I am 27 weeks pregnant with my first child. for some reason since Saturday I ve been terrified about not having had a smear. I am due one in august which I fully intend to have. I have myself convinced I ll be one of the people that will be told its too late when I have it. have spent weekend in tears.

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commented by Irish Cancer Society
01 March 2016

4 years ago

Dear littlemsmaggies,

I am sorry to see that you have not had a reply yet. Cervical Check provides free smear tests to women aged 25-60. Pregnancy does not change your screening needs. A smear test can be done safely during pregnancy and is usually taken in the second trimester(weeks 13-26).

If you would like to phone a nurse here on our Nurseline at 1800 200 700 Mon. - Thurs.9-6pm or Friday 9-5pm, we can discuss this further.

Kind regards

Cancer Nurse

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