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Pap Test and Trying to Get Pregnant

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My husband and I have been trying for a baby since I came off my period on the 18th of Feb 09.

Today I just went for my first ever smear test or pap test( I am 23 been married for almost 2 years no other sexual partners) The problem is I don't know if I am already pregnant, and If I am would the pap test I just had done jeopardize the potential of me being pregnant? Or does it cause no risk at all (My next period is march 11th 09)

Thank you

Nora

Pap Smears and Cervical Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know

by Craig L. Bissinger, MD

How much do you know about the prevention of cervical cancer? Did you know, for example, that although it was once the number one killer of American women, it is now considered preventable by using a simple test? Of the 16,000 newly diagnosed cases and 4,800 women who will die of cervical cancer this year, almost all of them could have been prevented with a pap smear.