Rupture of fetal membranes

A rupture of membranes (ROM) or amniorrhexis is a term used during pregnancy to describe a rupture of the amniotic sac. This can occur as part of normal birth (or "spontaneously"if it occurs at full term at the onset of, or during, labor. It is also  colloquially known as "breaking water."

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rID: 15449
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rupture of membranes
  • Rupture of membranes (ROM)
  • Amniorrhexis
  • Rupture of the amniotic sac

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