Working with Mother and Doctor for a Healthy Delivery

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Rupture of the amniotic membranes (“broken bag of water”) prior to 37 weeks gestation is an indication for admission to the hospital. Your obstetrician may consult the physicians at RPG to see you while you are in the hospital. They may perform ultrasounds to measure your baby, check the fluid level around the baby, and evaluate the baby’s well being. The doctors at RPG also may recommend early delivery of your baby if there are risks imposed by the ruptured membranes to you or your baby.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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