A 23-year-old female asked:
i am 6 weeks pregnant and having continous sneezing .whether this affect my pregnancy?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
It should not: Sneezing should not effect your pregnancy. If you are having allergies you should talk to your doctor. I typically tell my patients that antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and claritan are safe even in early pregnancy.
Answered on Mar 5, 2016
Dr. David Bergman answered
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sneezing: Continuous sneezing shouldn't cause problems, but sometimes this can put pressure in the pelvis when something called a valsalva movement occurs which may although very unlikely cause bleeding.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
Dr. Shirley Dickinson answered
36 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: Excessive sneezing is not a problem with maintaining the pregnancy. Your pregnancy is still very small as is your uterus. The cervix should still be very thick, such that it will not be affected by the pressure put on it with the sneezing. Typically, sneezing is related to allergies or a cold. If this what is causing your sneezing, this is also not harmful to your pregnancy.
Answered on Mar 19, 2016
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