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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Leaking BOW b4 labor

In obgyn we use a lot of abbreviations.
Prom is premature rupture of membranes or leaking of fluid from the amniotic sac before onset of labor. Bow is bag of waters or sac containing amniotic fluid and baby. B4 is, well, before. So if there is suspected leakage of fluid or continuous feeling of dampness in vagina/vulva, a pregnant woman should be seen by ob. Risk of infection can rise every hour.

In brief: Leaking BOW b4 labor

In obgyn we use a lot of abbreviations.
Prom is premature rupture of membranes or leaking of fluid from the amniotic sac before onset of labor. Bow is bag of waters or sac containing amniotic fluid and baby. B4 is, well, before. So if there is suspected leakage of fluid or continuous feeling of dampness in vagina/vulva, a pregnant woman should be seen by ob. Risk of infection can rise every hour.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Bad news.

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (pprom) refers to a serious pregnancy complication that occurs more commonly in smokers.
When it occurs, fetal infection and delivery are possible within the next week.

In brief: Bad news.

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (pprom) refers to a serious pregnancy complication that occurs more commonly in smokers.
When it occurs, fetal infection and delivery are possible within the next week.
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