What is premature rupture of membranes in prematurity or premature birth?
Premature rupture of membranes occurs when the amniotic sac is torn, causing the amniotic fluid to leak out.
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the rupture of the amniotic sac occur more than an hour before onset of labor is called premature rupture of the membrane .premature rupture of the membrane is preterm when it…s occur before 37 week of gestation
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Pathophysiology of premsature rupture of membrane
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A pelvic exam can determine if amniotic fluid is leaking. The fluid when placed on nitrazine paper turns dark blue. Smearing some fluid on a slide will look feathery under the… microscope.
The only controllable factor associated with PROM is smoking. Cigarette smoking should always be discontinued during a pregnancy.
If labor does not begin naturally after 24 hours, most doctors will use medications to start labor. Increased risk of infection the longer time between PROM and delivery.
Prematurity is diagnosed by determining the gestational age of the baby using ultrasound imaging, calculating from a date of conception, using the Dubowitz exam, electronic fe…tal monitoring, blood samples.
Treatment depends on the complications. Often the premie is placed in a heat-controlled unit, fed oxygen, intravenous feedings, fetal monitoring, massage, may require drugs or… surgery.
The doctor must decide either to try to prevent labor until the fetus is more mature, or to induce labor and prepare to treat the complications. If infection is present the ba…by will need to be delivered.
The prognosis in PROM varies. It depends in large part on the maturity of the fetus and the development of infection.
Fluid leaking from the vagina (a large gush or a slow, constant trickle).
PROM occurs in about 10% of all pregnancies. Only about 20% of these cases are preterm PROM. Preterm PROM is responsible for about 34% of all premature births.
Unclear. Some risk factors are smoking, multiple pregnancies, excess amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios), amniocentesis, cervical cerclage.
Premature birth is caused by premature labor, placental abruption, placenta previa, premature rupture of membranes, incompetent cervix, maternal toxemia, drug abuse or is usua…lly unknown.
If the membranes have already ruptured, it may be difficult to stop premature labor. If infection of the membranes that cover the fetus (chorioamnionitis) develops, the baby m…ust be delivered.
The prevalence of premature birth is 1 out of every 10 infants born in the United States.