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Is preterm rupture of membrane is the same as preterm labor? What happens to the baby?

Is preterm rupture of membrane is the same as preterm labor? What happens to the baby?

Not the same: A premature rupture of membranes (also known as "PROM") means that your water breaks before you actually go into labor. If this happens for more than 12-18 hours before you go into labor, then yes, this is harmful for the baby. It could lead to an infection. This risk is even higher if you are GBS positive. If your water breaks prematurely, you should call your Ob/Gyn to discuss the game plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Is there a tight link between first trimester subchorionic hemorrhage and second trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes?

Yes: The subchorionic hemorrhage needs to be followed closely. Most resolve with rest and decreased activity. If they do not, and bleeding continues, they can progress to cause miscarriage or PPROM. ...Read more

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Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)

Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know about you. Any answer we give you here will be pure speculation. ...Read more

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How do you define premature prolonged rupture of membranes?

2 definitions: Premature rupture of membranes is defined when membranes rupture before labor starts. Prolonged rupture occurs when they rupture 24 hrs before the baby is born. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria?

Can you tell me about premature rupture of membranes cause by villositis bacteria?

One of the causes: Infection of the placental chorionic villi is called villositis. Infection is one of the causes for premature rupture of membranes. If membrane rupture occurs and infection is present then treated with antibiotics and delivery is warranted. Often villosisits is diagnosed after delivery during an examination of the placenta. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Water Broke (Definition)

In a pregnant women, when the amniotic sac ruptures, she will feel fluid leak from her vagina in a trickle or a gush. For most women, contractions follow shortly thereafter. Sometimes, the amniotic sac doesn't rupture until ...Read more


Dr. John Holden
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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more