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ARM (Artificial Rupture Of Membranes)

Also termed amniotomy, this is where a pregnant woman’s ‘waters’ are ‘broken’ by use of a special instrument, i.e. the membranes surrounding the amniotic sac are ruptured in order to induce the birth or to speed up labour.

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