artificial rupture of membranes


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artificial rupture of membranes

See amniotomy.
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Table 2 summarizes labor and delivery events and outcomes among spontaneous deliveries/ no interventions, augmented spontaneous labor by artificial rupture of membranes (AROM), augmented spontaneous labor utilizing oxytocin, induced labor using cervical ripening agents and/or oxytocin, and scheduled cesarean deliveries.
Some procedures varied between the two units, with artificial rupture of membranes being more likely and augmentation of labour with oxytocin and episiotomy less likely in the midwife-led unit.
Ninety percent of treated patients were ready for artificial rupture of membranes or delivered within 8-10 hours.