Hi there, I am a newbie to Jo's Trust, so please bare with me...
I got married this year, and was just about to start trying for a baby, when I had my smear results back which said I have borderline changes and HPV, I was very shocked by this as my previous two smears were normal and because I had no idea what HPV was at the time. Anyway I had a colposcopy and the results came back as CIN1. I asked the specialist nurse who did the testing if she would advise against trying for a baby inbetween smears (next one will be in 12 months time). She said to carry on with normal life, as it might still be CIN1 in 12 months time, and that I may have wasted time waiting for this. So was prepared to start trying. However when speaking to the GP today, she advised to wait 12 months for peace of mind.
I really don't know what to do, on one hand I despratley want a baby, incase I have to have any treatment on my cervix in the future and because I am getting older (now 31). But on the other hand, I am anxious that my cells might rapidly change during pregnancy and that I might be left unable to have anything done about it until after the baby is born. I just wanted to find out if anyone had a baby after a CIN1 & HPV diagnosis, and how it went for them? Or if people recommend waiting for after next smear. Another option is for me to get tested privately in 6 months time to see if there are any changes... I am going a little bit out of my mind with worry