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What is PPROM and how should doctors manage it?

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a subtype of PROM (premature rupture of membranes), a condition where a mother’s ‘water breaks’ before 37 weeks gestation. The condition is particularly concerning because amniotic fluid serves as a protective environment. With this environment missing, the baby becomes significantly more prone to infection and a large number…