I had a shirodkar stitch placed 3weeks ago. I have an incompetent cervix. It was diagnosed after I went into early labor (18weeks) in the beginning of this year.
I'm 17 weeks pregnant and suffering from sinusitis. Will my sneezing cause any harm to the stitch. I'm just so worried.
I am so sorry for your previous loss, and congratulations on this pregnancy.
Not likely that sneezing will affect the stitch, but I understand your concern, and would agree to take it as easy as you can. Hopefully you will recover from the sinusitis soon!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.