rupture of membranes

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rupture of membranes (ROM)

Etymology: L, rumpere, to break, membrana
the rupture of the amniotic sac, usually at the start of labor. It may be spontaneous or artificial.

rupture of membranes

The rupture of the amniotic sac as a normal result of dilation of the cervix uteri in labor.
Synonym: amniorrhea See: preterm premature rupture of membranes
See also: rupture
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Cesarean delivery for active phase arrest in the first stage of labor should be reserved for women at or beyond 6 cm of dilation with ruptured membranes who fail to progress despite 4 hours of adequate uterine activity, or at least 6 hours of oxytocin administration with inadequate uterine activity and no cervical change," the guidelines state.
White came to the labor and delivery area one afternoon with possible ruptured membranes.
The results of cervical examinations such as cervical dilation, fetal health status, urine dipstick results, and whether the patient has ruptured membranes are also heard.
Chorioamnionitis from pre-term ruptured membranes was diagnosed.
Study leader, Dr Eva Wiberg-Itzel, from the Department of Clinical Science and Education at the Karolinska Institute, said: "The diagnosis of ruptured membranes is easy when there is an obvious leakage of amniotic fluid, but more difficult when the leak is scanty or intermittent.
My last pregnancy was high risk because I had ruptured membranes and was under the care of a consultant.
The ante-natal assessment unit monitors women (on referral from a medical professional or midwife with common complications associated with pregnancy including pre-eclampsia and ruptured membranes.
A 31-year-old nulliparous woman presented to the hospital in labor and with ruptured membranes at 35 weeks' gestation.
There were also significant increases in risk (70%-120%) associated with other common causes of preterm birth, such as fetal growth restriction, prematurely ruptured membranes, and the early onset of labor.
Women were eligible if they were 15-24 weeks pregnant and the fetus had a malformation or chromosomal abnormality;, those with an allergy to prostaglandins, a history of cesarean delivery or hysterotomy, active bleeding, asthma, a deficiency of ammotic fluid or ruptured membranes were excluded.
Likewise, pregnant women should not exercise if they have early labour (before term), pre-term ruptured membranes (water breaks), or delayed growth of the unborn child.