Term: Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


When the amniotic sac breaks or leaks before labour begins. Preterm PROM is when this occurs before 37 weeks of gestation.

Source: Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Web Site. Women's Health Information, Pregnancy, Preterm Labour. http://www.sogc.org/health/pregnancy-preterm_e.asp - accessed August 8, 2011.


  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Women's health information, pregnancy, preterm labour. http://www.sogc.org/health/pregnancy-preterm_e.asp. Accessed August 8, 2011.(View)

Term used in 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)