Does frequent sneezing cause low lying placenta?

Q. Does frequent sneezing cause low lying placenta?

Answered by
Dr. Purushottam Sah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 25, 2015 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 5 months pregnant. I had an ultrasound scan today and my placenta is "anterior, 2.7cm above the internal O.S". Since a week, I have also developed piles which has subsided a little bit now. I travel to work by bus and sometimes by a 4 wheeler auto. My weight has been 55 kg since 5 months but the baby's growth is normal as per the scan. My doctor has given me progesterone tablets as of now and also an ointment for piles. I wish to know if I can continue working.

Will travelling be dangerous for my baby?

My due date is on November 30th. Will I be able to work till October 30th or should I stop working now?

Is there any particular food pattern that I should follow because I have developed piles?



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I have read and understood your problem.

  • In your ultrasound scan placenta is anterior, 2.7cm above the internal O.S. Well this is in low lying placenta at present and may move upwards as pregnancy advances.
  • For weight gain you should increase food intake, and take more liquids to keep the stool soft.
  • Since you travel by road, take precautions that you do not get much jerks, hold on to your seat to restrict sudden movements.
  • Working or travelling does not affect the baby.
  • You may continue to work if you do not develop any complications.
  • But stop travelling if you have any bleeding or water leak.
  • Whether you will be able to work till October 30th depends on how every thing goes well.

Best wishes for healthy pregnancy.

Revert back to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online for further follow up -->

Thank you doctor,

  • I have frequent sneezing. Did the placenta come down due to sneezing?
  • What else is the reason for this situation? Can anything be done to bring it upwards?
  • What kind of food should I consume?


Welcome back to

  • Placenta does not come down with sneezing or any other load.
  • It is attached to the uterine wall and as the uterus increases in size, placenta's distance from internal os may increase.
  • There is no reason for this position. It is simple that it is attached at a lower position and nothing can be done to move it upwards.
  • Regarding food, I had already mentioned that you should take more liquids to keep the stool soft, as you have piles.
  • Avoid foods that in your experience cause constipation.
  • Food should be nutritious and should include fruits and vegetables.
  • Also you should take iron, folic acid, calcium as advised by doctor.

Consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online for further queries -->

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