Maternal and fetal outcome of prelabor rupture of membranes at term expectant management

Tayyiba Wasim, Shazia Najibullah
  • Annals of King Edward Medical University, May 2016, Annals of King Edward Medical University
  • DOI: 10.21649/akemu.v10i2.1187

PROM at term pregnancy... wait or deliver ?

What is it about?

Water leaks before labour at term pregnancy.. Waiting for 24 hours for start of natural labour can lead to more number of vaginal deliveries. Inducing labour has increased chances of Csection

Why is it important?

Cesarean Section rates need to be decreased throughout the world. Waiting for spontaneous labour if patient water breaks, results in increased chances


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It is important for women to know what options they have if their water breaks at term pregnancy & pains have not yet started. many think water has lessened around baby & that might be dangerous. It adds to anxiety & unnecessary intervention.

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