Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
24/05/2014 at 11:37
24/05/2014 at 22:18
24/05/2014 at 23:00
I'm only 19+5. Touch wood things have been okay today, other than the little bleeding this morning but I am keeping an eye on things. What worries me is that they must've deemed it necessary to do. Thank you for sharing your experience x
25/05/2014 at 07:38
Not sure if it differs across the country (I'm in Scotland) but I had one when we were TTC, had two punch biopsies taken and a tiny area of cells removed. I was to go back for another one 6months later to check everything but I was pregnant and called and they said they 100% couldn't do it (not even just 'look' so to speak!) and that I would be sent an appointment to go back after the baby was born, mine is in 2 weeks.
Do you know how much/what you had done?
I just assumed it was a no go in pregnancy but obviously not (and WH I didn't know the about before you had S!)
25/05/2014 at 07:49
They took a biopsy mainly because the consultant said he "couldn't ignore it". They never once mentioned that there could be risks to the pregnancy. I've since (perhaps stupidly) done a bit of Googling and things really do seem to differ across the country and also some stories are frightening but I guess I have to remember they wouldn't have done it if it wasn't necessary. I have to admit, every little ache or twinge sets the paranoia in motion. It's bad enough worrying about what the results will say let alone what *might* happen to baby x
25/05/2014 at 07:54
I know what you mean, I was at the opposite end of the scale in that I was thinking 'what if' I had more bad cells and I was basically just leaving them for a year without anyone even looking at them but the woman on the phone said that the growth tends to slow in pregnancy anyway so they would catch them in time if there was anything. I guess that made sense as you only have a routine screening done every (3?) years. I guess there's worry on both sides!
I don't know why I'm even going to say this as I would have done exactly the same but try not to google and just keep an eye on things and any doubts, straight on the phone to the maternity unit xx
25/05/2014 at 09:00
Thanks missdeedee. H has told me off for Googling. I've also read that abnormal cells are fairly slow growing, more so during pregnancy, so I'm clinging to that. Especially given the fact I had a clear smear in Nov 12 and then clear swabs taken April 13 and April 14. The consultant did say it could all just be normal pregnancy changes so I just hope he's right! Have you now been for yours?
25/05/2014 at 11:16
It's hard not to google!
No they sent me an appointment but O was only 10 weeks and the appointments aren't at our local hospital so I have a 45min drive to get there, they're only on a Thursday morning and I have no-one to watch O so I'll have to take him with me.
At 10 weeks I had only been driving again after my section for a few weeks, we were far from in a good routine so I would have struggled to get us organised and there for my appointment and then O would need fed and it was destined to be a disaster!
I called to try and change it to a week we were on holiday but they were fully booked until June! It's a week on Thursday. I've been thinking about it a lot actually because I feel like I should have been there 3 months ago but hoping all is ok!x
25/05/2014 at 11:26
I hope it all goes well, mine happened quite unexpectedly so didn't really have a lot of time to think or prepare myself for it. The actual procedure was okay to be honest, a little uncomfortable at times but it really wasn't that bad. Its the waiting for results that feels the worst part. Do let me know how it goes x
25/05/2014 at 11:37
I've already had the biopsy done and some cells removed it was my next again appointment to make sure there were no more abnormal cells that I missed. Hopefully I won't need anything else done and all will be clear!
If I remember correctly the results came back pretty quickly so hopefully you'll hear soon and I hope the bleeding is better and your feeling ok x
25/05/2014 at 18:04
Ah I see, fingers crossed that's the last of it for you then. I'm hoping I won't have to wait 2 weeks like they said! X
13/06/2014 at 21:08
Hey lovey, did you get your results back ok? Hope all was fine x
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.