Last updated:10-01-2008
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Definition and causes

Premature water departure is a condition during pregnancy, which fosterhinderne burst too early, ie. before the end of the 37th week. The baby is born before that time, it's at. definition of premature birth.


The reason for the premature departure of water is often unknown, but among the known causes include:

  • Increased volume fostervand.

  • Premature placenta solution.

  • Conciliation Degressive placenta.

  • Relax cervix.


Symptoms of the early departure of fetal water

The symptom is that the state describes it, "the departure of fostervand before termination." The rule comes only a large amount of liquid, which is followed by a smaller siven of fluid.


Precautions and diagnosis

If you experience premature departure of fostervand, one should consult a doctor. The diagnosis made on the woman's story about the sudden departure of large quantities of water. About to be donegynecological examinationis controversial because it can increase the risk of infection.

Conversely, there is a riskumbilical cord to fall, Which can be detected by the study. Umbilical cords Above Fall is a condition in which the child's umbilical cord passes in whole or in part, through the cervix, where the afklemmes. This may mean that the blood supply to the fetus is compromised, and can be highly dangerous for the child.


You may want. perform aUltrasound examination, Which would show that there is less water than usual in the womb. More important information by ultrasound deals with the child's condition. Here ultrasound can show whether I'm in love, and there is blood flow in the umbilical cord.


A more frequent testing and monitoring of the fetus, if there is a risk that it is threatened, is akardiotokografi.


There are inoculated from fetal water, ie. take a sample from themicroscopy and cultureSo that we can investigate whether there had been no infection.


Consideration of the early departure of fetal water

Treatment depends on whether the mother is threatened, and can then lead to acuteCaesarean. Is the child dead, or has the difficult birth defects, there is no indication for acute treatment, and there may be a birth started in calm circumstances.


Fosterhinderne aims to maintain a protective environment for the child in the womb. When these are broken, it means not only that water comes out, but also that bacteria can get into the uterus, and thus lead to an infection that can be fatal for both mother as a child. That is why the consideration of whether to try to avoid that the child is born with the risk of infection as a result, in relation to birth, with the complications that may be, if itborn premature. Therefore you will usually put birth started when the child is 37 full weeks. Until then, the woman is treated with adrenal cortical hormones, which matures child's lungs, as well as any. antibiotics, if you find certain bacteria in the vagina.


Select and complications

It may be necessary to engage the woman for observation, if there is a risk that she give birth prematurely.


Preventing premature departure of fetal water

Stress and big tobacco consumption is probably linked to increased risk of premature departure of fostervand.






Related articles:

Bleeding before birth
Conciliation Degressive placenta (Placenta praevia)
Fetal death (Intrauterine death)
Inhibited growth of the fetus (IUGR = intrauterine growth deceleration)
Late birth (Graviditas prolongata)
placenta - Removal of the placenta - Abruptio placenta
Pregnancy Poisoning (pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia)
Premature departure of embryo water (Præterm water outlet)



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