How To Explain Amniotic Membrane Rupture In 30 Seconds

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What Is An Amniotic Membrane?

The amniotic membrane is the deep-seated part of the placenta. It is also referred to as the amnion. It is a part of the amniotic sac, one of the three structures (alongside the placenta and umbilical cord) that protects and provides nutrients to the fetus. The amniotic membrane, alongside the amniotic fluid (a liquid made by the fetus that surrounds it in the womb), forms the amniotic sac. The amnion is a layer of tissue that holds the amniotic fluid or water.

What Can Make The Amnion Rupture Prematurely?

According to a publication in The Green Journal, PROM affects over 120,000 pregnancies annually in the United States. In addition, an article by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia also pointed out that PROM happens in about 8 to 10 percent of all pregnancies.

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Court Cases Involving Amniotic Membrane Rupture

The case of Thomas V. Banogon is an example of a case featuring an issue of amniotic membrane rupture, though with its unique twists. In the general body of the complaint, the plaintiff sued on counts of negligence as she was treated for a monilial infection when her symptoms indicated premature labor and a ruptured amniotic membrane.

How To Clearly Explain Amniotic Membrane Complications In A Jiffy

Explaining the different layers and components that protect the fetus in the womb during pregnancy can be a long and boring talk to a non-specialist. A non-specialist may not have all the time in the world to listen to an expert explain what happens when an amniotic membrane ruptures or what led to the rupture.

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