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Can infection of the placenta cause water to break early or preterm labor at 21 weeks?

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Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Infection is one of the major reasons for preterm birth and ruptured membranes.

In brief: Yes

Infection is one of the major reasons for preterm birth and ruptured membranes.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Possible

One of the more common causes of preterm premature rupture of membranes is infection, such as chorioamnionitis (infection of the placenta).

In brief: Possible

One of the more common causes of preterm premature rupture of membranes is infection, such as chorioamnionitis (infection of the placenta).
Dr. Joseph Pena
Dr. Joseph Pena
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