Ruptura de membranas

Una de las primeras señales del inicio del parte es la aparición de un tapón mucoso, que a veces de conoce como "desecho con sangre". El tapón mucoso es la descarga de una pequeña cantidad de moco rosáceo que formaba la barrera entre el útero y la vagina durante el embarazo.

Poco después del tapón mucoso, el saco amniótico de rompe y el fluido amniótico comienza a escurrirse del útero a la vagina. En algunas mujeres, puede ser un torrente. La ruptura del saco amniótico, que rodea y protege al bebé, se conoce comúnmente como la "ruptura de la fuente".

La combinación de contracciones, tapón mucoso y ruptura de la fuente señalan el inicio de la primera fase del parto.

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  • Last Reviewed on 09/16/2008
  • Dan Sacks MD, FACOG, Obstetrics & Gynecology in Private Practice, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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