Bacterial presence during pregnancy linked to premature birth

A new research has suggested that a high presence of bacteria at the site where foetal membranes rupture may be the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely.

Early `water breaking` linked to premature births

A new study indicates that the presence of a specific bacteria at the site where foetal membranes break prematurely leading to labour, may be a major cause of premature births.