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Um, what is good manners on how long not to DTD before OB appt?

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DH and I are kid free for a bit today (wink wink). But I have an OB appt tomorrow at noon and have GBS test and will probably opt for a cervix check while she is down there. Eh, is that bad manners? Or is DTD 24 hrs before ok?
post #2 of 8
I do it whenever I want and than just let them know the last time I did it. Unless I'm getting a pap, than I make sure there has been 24 hours before because it can scew the results.
post #3 of 8
If you are worried you could always use a condom... or take a bath before the appointment.
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Originally Posted by DeChRi View Post
DH and I are kid free for a bit today (wink wink). But I have an OB appt tomorrow at noon and have GBS test and will probably opt for a cervix check while she is down there. Eh, is that bad manners? Or is DTD 24 hrs before ok?
I wouldn't worry! My OB suggested we start DTD to get things moving.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. I never even second thought it as I figure that this late in the game the OB probably doesn't second think it. But DH was like...is there some etiquette thing there? I'd never thought about it!
post #6 of 8
My step mom actually works in the medical field and has told me before that with paps you can tell for about 72 hours afterward and even with just a visual exam a Dr. can tell for a solid day or two after. So it really depends on your comfort level on that I guess.
post #7 of 8
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After coming to the decision that I really don't care and I doubt the OB would either, I fell asleep during kid free time. But I am tucking the advice here away for future appts in the next few weeks, lol.

Thank you!!
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* oops didn't realize I was posting in a ddc
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