Is there anyone who is pregnant or has been pregnant that has vagovagal reactions? I'm not pregnant right now but am wondering this.
I went in for a pap smear yesterday and it went fine. Uncomfortable but when it was over everything was normal. Within a few seconds, I started to feel really dizzy and nauseas, and told my doctor that I thought I was hyperventiliating. The next thing that I remember was laying down and my doctor was sponging my face with a damp cloth.I was starting to feel better but she had me rest for a few minutes then the nurse came in and helped me sit up. The nurse said I was pretty pale and my skin was clammy, so she had me sit for a few more minutes before letting me get up slowly to get dressed. My doctor wasn't real concerned, she said it can sometimes happen after a pap because the cervix nerves are irritated. I went home and googled it, and I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I have a sensitive cervix and will always experience this during pap smears (I've felt light headed and a bit short of breath after paps before, but not to this extreme).
I'm now horrified of getting pregnant in the future because I'm worried I'll faint if my cervix is touched or if there's pressure on it, and also during labor. I'm going to talk to my doctor more about it, but am curious if anyone else has experienced this and had a normal, healthy pregnancy?