Pre and post conception risk factors in PROM

Manisha Choudhary, Samta Bali Rathore, Jai Chowdhary, Swati Garg


Background: The objective of the study was to evaluate the pre conception and post conception risk factors in cases of premature rupture of membranes (PROM).

Methods: Two hundred pregnant women that were hospitalized at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2013 with PROM (>28 Weeks) were evaluated for various risk factors of PROM.

Results: Low socio-economic status, cervical manipulation, urogenital infections, malpresentation, coitus, hydraminos, multifetal gestation and smoking significantly increase the risk of PROM.

Conclusions: Pre and post conception identification of various factors causing PROM can prevent premature deliveries and it’s complications to some extent.


Pregnancy, Premature rupture of membranes, Risk factors

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