Prelabour Rupture of Membranes at Term, Obstetrics (825)

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Spontaneous rupture of membranes after 37+0 gestation and before the onset of regular uterine contractions. Complicates 5-10% of all pregnancies.

It is associated with increased incidence of malpresentation (eg breech) and malpositions (eg OP)

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Document Id: 825