Obstetrics FAQs

Did I rupture my membranes?

Rupture of the membranes causes a significant gush of clear fluid commonly. It can also be seen when the patient has persistent wetness. Frequently, ongoing uterine contractions will occur. In certain scenarios, patients mistakenly think they have ruptured because of small episodic leakages, which is often urinary incontinence. Remember the uterus is sitting right on top of the bladder. Also, vaginal discharge can be profound at term. This problem is evaluated typically in the clinic or labor and delivery after hours.