Premature Rupture of the Membrane

The Complications of Premature Rupture of the Fetal Membrane

Premature rupture of the fetal membrane is a crucial factor leading to fetal distress and other complications before labor or near the end of the third trimester. Without the sterile, protective amniotic fluid, an unborn baby is prone to bacterial infections, loss of nutrients, premature birth and other complications.

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Did Your Water Break Too Early?

Time is critical in any type of birth injury. With premature rupture of fetal membrane (PROM) cases, it is important that mothers contact an ob-gyn or get to an emergency room immediately. Complications from PROM can include:

  • Prolapsed umbilical cord
  • Inflammation of the fetal membrane (chorioamnionitis)
  • Infections in the mother or baby
  • Premature birth
  • Death of the fetus

Premature rupture of the membrane can occur naturally. It can also be triggered by frequent, and often unnecessary, cervical exams by doctors late in a pregnancy. Infections can result from examinations after a rupture or during restricted bed rest in the hospital and can contribute to fetal distress and C-sections.

If a doctor’s negligence caused the premature rupture of your fetal membrane, you may be entitled to compensation for injury to you or your baby. Talk to a personal injury lawyer today about your rights and options.

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