January 2014 -

Early Membran Rupture

31 January 2014
Early Membran Rupture

 Early Membran Rupture In order for the baby to have normal bodily functions, growth and development and to be able to move comfortably, amniotic fluid is necessary. This fluid which is surrounded by membranes called amnion and chorion is dynamic fluid having very important functions during pregnancy. The amniotic fluid protects the baby from external trauma, makes it possible to move easily, enables respiratory system development and keeps the heat at a steady temperature. Amniotic membranes specifically protect the baby from microorganisms which might pass through the vagina and cervix and go up.  

What is Early Membran Rupture (Premature Rupture Of Membranes) ?

When the amnion/amniotic membrane ruptures, and thus, water breaks early, before labour starts this is called early membrane rupture/premature rupture of membranes. With the rupture of the amnion membrane the filter mechanism that prevents the passage of germs/microorganisms from the outside world to the baby is lost. If the amniotic membrane is ruptured before the 37th week, it is called premature early membrane rupture/preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Premature rupture of membranes is one of the leading causes of premature labour. It is observed in about 10% of all pregnan