EFFECTIVENESS OF VITAMIN C IN PREVENTING PRE - LABOUR RUPTURE OF CHORIO- AMNIOTIC MEMBRANES IN PREGNANCY IN WOMEN HAVING HISTORY OF PROM IN PREVIOUS PREGNANCIES

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Anam Majid
Farkhanda Rahim
Maham Majid
Tanveer Jamal

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of vitamin C supplementation in
preventing pre-labour rupture of chorio-amniotic membranes (PROM) in
pregnancy in women having history of PROM in previous pregnancies.
Methodology: This descriptive study was carried out in Department of Ob -stetrics and Gynaecology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from August
2013 to January 2014. Cases with history of PROM in previous pregnancies
were included in this study. Vitamin C supplementation in preventing PROM
was used in these patients. All pregnant patients presented from 22 to 28
weeks gestation received a daily dose of Vitamin C 500mg. PROM at the end
of pregnancy was noted.
Results: Out of 133 patients who received Vitamin C, 98 (74%) didn't experi -enced PROM and 35 (26%) had PROM, showing the effectiveness of Vitamin
C in preventing PROM which is effective in 74%.
Conclusion: In our study Vitamin C was proved to be helpful in preventing
PROM and it is suggested that patients with previous history of PROM should
be given vitamin C supplementation.

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Majid A, Rahim F, Majid M, Jamal T. EFFECTIVENESS OF VITAMIN C IN PREVENTING PRE - LABOUR RUPTURE OF CHORIO- AMNIOTIC MEMBRANES IN PREGNANCY IN WOMEN HAVING HISTORY OF PROM IN PREVIOUS PREGNANCIES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2015 Dec. 12 [cited 2022 Aug. 20];29(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1674
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