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35 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated 30% effaced. Can sneezing cause further dilation? Scared of delivering preterm. :(

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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

1 cm. dilated and 30% effaced is perfectly normal at 35 wk.
gestation and sneezing will not cause dilatation or labor. Fortunately for those with seasonal allergies, sneezing is not a cause for preterm births. :) Your concern tells me how lucky this baby is to have you for a mom. Hope this helps and best wishes to you both.

In brief: No

1 cm. dilated and 30% effaced is perfectly normal at 35 wk.
gestation and sneezing will not cause dilatation or labor. Fortunately for those with seasonal allergies, sneezing is not a cause for preterm births. :) Your concern tells me how lucky this baby is to have you for a mom. Hope this helps and best wishes to you both.
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