Amniotomy

AmniotomyWhat is Amniotomy?

An amniotomy is the artificial rupturing of the membranes (ARM), the amniotic sac around the foetus, in order to induce labour at a late stage of pregnancy. The procedure is usually performed through the vagina and cervix with a pair of toothed forceps that are used to grasp and tear the membrane. It is uncomfortable but not painful for the mother.

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