Most docs just use a spatula when doing a pap during pregnancy, instead of the little brush. It's pretty much a waste of time, because the spatula doesn't get enough cells to get a good reading. I think I'd be fine skipping it, if I were in your shoes.

Geeky is right...refusing something routine and seeing their reaction to it will give you a good indication of what this team of attendants will be like in late-pregnancy and labor. Better to find out now how pushy they are.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Thanks RCW. I was hoping you'd weigh in. I am touring a non-hospital birth center that is run by a different group of midwives tonight, so I may be switching groups anyway. We'll see...