A study on fetomaternal outcome in prelabour rupture of membrane conducted at tertiary health care centre at Rajkot, Gujarat, India


  • Kavita Dudhrajia Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PDU Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Tinjal Chauhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PDU Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India




Prelabour rupture of membrane, Preterm delivery, Subclinical UTI


Background: Prelabour rupture of membrane is defined as a rupture of membrane before onset of labour and in the absence of uterine contraction. When it occurs before 37weeks it defined as a preterm PROM. One of the most common complication is preterm delivery approximately 7-10% and account for 1-2% of foetal death. Most commonly associated with subclinical UTI.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted from (June 2021-June 2022) at a tertiary health care hospital. All female with spontaneous rupture of membrane after 28weeks of gestation.

Results: In present study total 200 cases taken and incidence of department was 6.76%,varies between 2% to18%  commonly involved age groups belongs to 20-24 years, at 35 -36 weeks (52%) and  with high vaginal delivery rate (approximately) with average baby weight between 2.1-2.5 kg with more than 7 APGAR score, more in multigravida.

Conclusions: Incidence of prelabour rupture of membrane can be reduced by early diagnosis of subclinical UTI in antenatal visits.


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