P-PROM (Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes)

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P-PROM (Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes)

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Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes, also know as PPROM, is when your bag of water, membranes around the baby, prematurely rupture. By prematurely, I mean before 37 weeks, more or less. We don't know exactly what causes this. It could be contractions. It can be an infection. It can be a placental location that has resulted in bleeding and causing more pressure on the membranes. Whenever it occurs before 37 weeks, it's considered premature. We usually don't want you to deliver right away. Doctors make take some measures to prevent that from happening. If we don't have a source for it, we sometimes look for a source. If we can't find a source, then we still treat you in a manner that is trying to prevent you from going into labor. If there is a source, sometimes like infection, then we may need to treat you.

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Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Jay Goldberg is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1996 after completing his undergraduate education at the University of California-San Diego. His internship and residency training took place at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles.

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