Your Water Breaks First - A Date to PROM (Premature Rupture of Membranes) - Primary Source Materials

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At times I have felt like I was conducting my own systematic review, except for the minor detail of not possessing the credentials to look at a lot of the articles I wanted to read, so I have instead looked for the best reference books and online resources that my Googling talents could muster up.  I am apologizing in advance and any mistakes printed here are entirely due to the faulty research skills of this author.

In addition to my usual go to source material this article owes a great deal to the following primary source material:

Best Practices in Midwifery: Using the Evidence to Implement Change, 2nd Edition Barbara A. Anderson, Judith P. Brooks and Rebeca Barroso Editors; Springer Publishing Co. 2017

Term PROM study Hannah, M.E. et. al. Induction of labor compared with expectant management for pre labor rupture of the membranes at term; New England Journal of Medicine 334(16)

Evidence on: Premature Rupture of Membranes, Alicia Breakey, Angela Reidner, and Rebecca Dekker, Signature Article on Evidence Based Birth 2017 blog article

When research is flawed: Should labor be induced immediately with term pre labor rupture of membranes? :Commentary on Hannah, ME, et. al. Term PROM study 1996; Henci Goer; Science & Sensibility blog article, last updated February 2017

When is evidenced based medicine NOT evidence based? Inductions for PROM at term, Mayri Sagady Leslie, Science and Sensibility blog article, last updated November 2016

The websites of the Merk Manual, the CDC, and WHO for statistics and guidelines

ACOG Committee on Obstetric Practice Opinion: Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth No. 766; 133(2) by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Publishers, February 2019