[CG] Prelabour rupture of membranes at term

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Abstract

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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Last reviewed: 25 March 2020

Next review: 21 September 2022

Author(s): Julie Murphy

Version: 3

Approved By: Obstetric Guideline Group and Obstetric Governance

Document Id: 450