Premature rupture of membranes requires serious treatment because it is threatening health you and your fetus. Medical treatment will determine the health of the fetus in the uterus. After experiencing ruptured membranes, the health of the fetus, seen from the availability of amniotic fluid, is still clear and the fetus is in good condition so that pregnancy can still be maintained until delivery. As for the further steps taken when the pregnancy is less than 38 weeks, pregnant women must take medical care with drugs and support treatment for the continuation of the health of the fetus. For pregnant women who have entered the womb for more than 38 weeks, a fetal health check will be carried out to immediately enter labor, as well as pregnant women who will be given treatment to prevent infections that occur from premature rupture of the membranes. If premature rupture of the membranes gets less attention it will cause other complications such as cord compression, cesarean birth, and postpartum infections (after delivery). (Other interesting articles: Normal Childbirth )
The most common symptom of premature rupture of membranes is a leak or burst of fluid from the feminine area that does not cause pain beforehand. You can immediately check your pregnancy health to the medical. The doctor’s examination includes examining the cervix (possibly showing fluid leaking from the cervical opening), testing the pH of the fluid, observing the fluid through a microscope, to examining using ultrasound using high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasound is used to see the fetal internal organs functioning. The treatment for premature rupture of membranes will be determined by your doctor based on your pregnancy, overall health and medical history, your level of condition at the time of the examination, and your medical examination of some medications to reduce the risk of allergies. Pregnancy is very susceptible to several health problems so that your lifestyle greatly affects the health of you and the fetus. (Also read: Preparation for childbirth)
Always take care of your health with the following steps to avoid the risk of premature rupture of membranes:
1. Avoid shaking especially when you are pregnant with your first child because in the first pregnancy you have not been able to measure the strength of your uterus. In addition, the shocks that occur when you drive will cause stress and bad conditions for your fetus.
2. For those of you who experience symptoms of premature rupture of membranes, avoid sexual intercourse, especially if you have a weak cervix.
3. Get enough rest during pregnancy, avoid hard work physically and psychologically for the health of your fetus.
4. Consuming vitamin C for daily nutritional needs which can reduce the risk of premature rupture of membranes. Take vitamin C regularly from the age of your womb 4 months.