In any of your antenatal checkups, after completing your general examination, the doctor will proceed for a vaginal examination.
Now a days transvaginal scans, being more informative, accurate and safer, are replacing routine internal examination in early days of pregnancy. So most of the time you will be spared of the PV examination in your first trimester.
As a patient it is your right to be completely aware of the procedure and its cause. Your consent for the procedure is also important, though not on paper, but your doctor will definitely explain you about it and take you in confidence before proceeding for the examination. But being informed about the procedure beforehand will help to reduce your anxiety of unknown.
So, ladies, it is the time to shed down all reservations and shyness and start getting prepared for the upcoming delivery on the D day as well as for breast feeding in public. These natural functions of our body should not pull us down from our path of moving ahead as an urban, modern, achiever woman of the 21st century at all.
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