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When you’re pregnant, you come to hear a bewildering number of terms you just might not understand, with references to different medical processes. It can be difficult to work it out. You might, for instance, have heard of the term ‘amniotomy’, but have no clue what it means. Luckily, we’re here to help.
You may know already that the amniotic sac is a closed structure where the foetus develops. It contains a pair of membranes, the inner membrane holds the foetus secure and also contains amniotic fluid. During an amniotomy, the fluid is basically released from the sac to help induce labour.
Why is this done?
You might get an amniotomy (also known as artificial rupture of membranes, or AROM) done for a few reasons. It can be suggested if you’re past your due date, or…