Teen daughters 1st pelvic exam... - page 5

Hi all! I think this is the right place to post?? Any ways, my 16 year old daughter has to have a pelvic exam and is absolutly petrified. She has heard the many horror stories from all her... Read More

  1. by   AngelGirl
    Rayrae--

    Your best advice is your own....there on the bottom of your entry. "Cast your cares on Him..." It'll be fine. Just remember to relax.

    While assisting an MD with a pelvic exam one time, I asked the patient if she'd like a warm blanket for her chest. "No, honey, just a pillow case....to put over my head!"

    I've thought of that ever since and shared it with a few patients. We laugh and then I tell them that I am the 'Official Hand Holder." I always hold the patient's hand during a GYN exam, even if my other hand is busy assisting the MD. It helps. I'm there for both of them.

    So, ask your nurse for her hand and for a pillow case and remember to RELAX and give your cares to HIM.
  2. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by HazeK
    Tell her to throw out all the experiences she has heard, to relax, and it will be over in <3 minutes, most likely!
    Wow, for some people that advice may extend to many different experiences.

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