519: Induction of labor has an independent protective effect from cesarean section in women with late preterm PROM Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective The management of late preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM), occurring from 34 to 36+ 6/7 weeks of gestation, is under debate. The aims of this study were to determine in a large population based study, the maternal and neonatal outcome resulting from induction of labor vs. expectant management in women with late PPROM. Study Design This retrospective population based cohort study included the following groups of women with late PPROM: 1) spontaneous delivery within 48 hours of admission (n= 1237); 2) conservative management (n= 408); and 3) induction of labor within 48 hours of admission (n= 575). Maternal characteristics were collected from a computerized database including all the deliveries at our medical center during the study period. Results 1) women in the induction group had a lower mean maternal age, median gravidity, and …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013