Premature Rupture of Membranes Facts

How common is premature rupture of membranes?

One in 10 pregnant women experience it, usually just hours before contractions begin, though it can occur weeks or months before your due date. When PROM occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy, it's referred to as preterm PROM; about 1 to 3 percent of women develop it. One sign that your water has broken is when fluid trickles or gushes from your vagina.

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