I am 34 weeks pregnant and i have recently been suffering from stinging/piercing/stabbing pains down below. I had a feeling that the baby was engaged and that i may have been experiencing pre labour symptoms (because at 25 weeks my cervix had started effacing and i had to take steroids for bubs lungs). My Obstetrician told me that it may be thrush and to put cream up there, but afterwards he checked my cervix just incase it was pre labour and he found my cervix has effaced to half a cm and that i am 1 cm dilated. Im just curious to know whether i should still apply the cream if i am dilating? i just dont want to cause an infection or anything. Also, how long is it possible to stay this way for? Id like bub to make it to 36 weeks.