Chorioamnionitis and Sepsis are serious infections that women and their babies face in PPROM. If an infection is suspected, delivery of the baby is the safest option to prevent maternal sepsis. While rare, cases of maternal mortality from infections in PPROM have occurred.
Signs of infection may be: temperature change, foul discharge, abdominal pain or pressure, cramping, etc. Notify your provider immediately if there are signs that may be concerning to you.
Bleeding is very common in PPROM. Most often bleeding comes from the placenta. Blood in fluid is like drops of red food coloring in water - the color and consistency may change often.
If you experience bleeding, take note of the properties and qualities of the bleeding (color, consistency, quantity, timing, volume, etc). Any new bleeding or changes in bleeding should be reported to your provider immediately.
Providers often mention physical deformities as a complication of PPROM. Babies exposed to oligohydramnios (low fluid) in the intrauterine environment are more likely to develop orthopedic complications. Statistically, joint contractures and physical abnormalities are seen in approximately 3% of all cases; the most common being club foot, hip dysplasia, and major joint contractures.
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