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A 29-year-old female asked:

30 wks. cervix length 2.6cm closed no funelling. bub footling breech. last cervix length 3cm at 22wks. can sneezing cause further shortening? worried

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not likely: Sneezing is not known to be a risk factor for cervical shortening. Your cervix is above 2.5 cm at 30 weeks which normally would be considered ok. You can discuss your specific risk of preterm labor with your doctor who has all the information.

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It is possible to deliver vaginally. I have delivered many, but Dr. Garvey is exactly right the the scientific evidence shows that a c section is safer.
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