[CG] Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes (PPROM) Patient Information Leaflet, Obstetrics

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Your baby lies in an amniotic sac of fluid or ‘waters’. Your waters normally break when you are 37-42 weeks pregnant, but for 2% of pregnancies this will happen before 37 weeks. This is called Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes (PPROM).

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Last reviewed: 18 January 2022

Next review: 01 December 2023

Author(s): Dr Bollapragada

Version: 1

Author Email(s): shrikant.bollapragada@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Approved By: Obstetrics Clinical Governance Group

Document Id: 987