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Pregnant women whose waters break can opt to continue to 37 weeks, says RCOG

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 18 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4266
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Pregnant women whose waters break early (from 24 weeks) but don’t go into labour should be given the choice to continue with the pregnancy until 37 weeks, as long as there are no signs of infection or complications, say new guidelines.1

The updated recommendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, launched at the college’s world congress this week, said that continuing the pregnancy closer to term could reduce the risk of problems linked to premature …

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