Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

Risk factors for PROM

  • Amniocentesis
  • Cervical surgery during pregnancy
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Certain congenital anomalies
  • Infections
  • Maternal trauma
  • Multiple gestations
  • Prior PROM
  • Prior preterm delivery
  • Vaginal bleeding during the second trimester
  • Cervical incompetence

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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