I will start of by giving you the facts. PPROM is a condition that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. The amniotic sac breaks and amniotic fluid gushes out or in some cases like my case it leaks out without any prior warning and without any signs of labour. This is commonly known at full term as your waters breaking.
The condition known as PROM (Premature Rupture of the Membranes) is the same as PPROM but after 37 weeks of pregnancy.
The onset of either PPROM or PROM can happen at any time during the pregnancy and the cause is often unknown. PPROM is diagnosed by a doctor doing an internal examination to look for amniotic fluid leaking from the cervix.
So it's important to recognize the signs of preterm labor, even if you don't think you're at risk. According to the March of Dimes, these include contractions that occur every ten minutes or more, fluid leaking from your vagina, pelvic pressure, lower back pain, menstrual-like cramps and abdominal cramps that begin in the back and move to the front. False labor (also known as Braxton Hicks contractions) may stop when you change position, is often weak, and is usually felt only in the front. Not sure if it's the real thing? Call your doctor right away.