Rupture of membranes

 

Fetal membranes are the chorion and amnion in which the fetus is enclosed. They contain the amniotic fluid which surrounds the fetus. The membrane is ruptured shortly before labor or it may rupture at the point of birth, in which case, its bag of forewaters is carried before the baby's head. When it ruptures before labor it is called premature rupture of membrane and when the rupture is longer than 24 hour it is said to be prolonged rupture of membrane, which usually includes a chorioamnionitis.
 



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