ABBR: PROM. In pregnancy, rupture of the amniotic membrane prior to the time labor was expected. This occurs in about 10% of patients. PROM is the single most common diagnosis leading to admission of the newborn to intensive care nursing. PROM is more common in women of poor socioeconomic groups, teenagers, single women, smokers, and women who have a sexually transmitted organism cultured from the cervix or vagina in the first half of pregnancy. PROM increases the risk of intrauterine infection. preterm premature rupture of membranes ABBR: PPROM. Rupture of the fetal membranes before completion of week 37 of pregnancy.
Any time your water breaks prior to the 37th week, you have PROM. You will usually be hospitalized until the baby is delivered and typically placed on antibiotics, since infection is a very common complication. PROM can be unexplained, and may recur, but many babies' deliveries can be held off until viability age, preferably 32 weeks, bur even as early as 24 weeks.
When the membranes of the amniotic sac rupture before labor.
a breaking open of the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus that occurs more than 4 hours before the onset of labor.
rupture of the extraembryonic membranes more than one hour before the onset of labor Robertsonian translocation: abnormality in which individual chromosomes are fused at the centromere
Spontaneous rupture of the membranes before labour
The bursting of the amniotic sac before the onset of contractions. Usually, labor begins soon after rupture, but if it doesn't begin within 24 hours, the practitioner will likely induceÂ labor.
Spontaneous rupture of fetal membranes at least one hour before the onset of labor. Characterized by a trickle or gush of fluid from the vagina.