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If your water breaks before Labour starts (PROM)

Sometimes a woman’s waters break before labour starts. This happens in about one in 20 pregnancies and is known as pre-labour rupture of the membranes (or PROM). When this happens, about nine out of 10 women will go into labour naturally within twenty-four hours.

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If your waters break before labour starts (PROM)

File type: application/pdf Review date: July 2009