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What increases my risk for premature rupture of membranes?

Your risk for premature rupture of membranes increases when you smoke, have experienced prior pre-term deliveries, or have sexually transmitted diseases. Other factors that increase your risk include vaginal hemorrhaging and inflammation. Drug use, especially cocaine, may be a factor. Socioeconomic status and pregnancies that consist of more than one fetus at a time are also factors in increasing your risk.

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