Premature Rupture of Membranes Anatomy
To better understand premature rupture of membranes, it helps to understand the anatomy of the uterus, cervix, and Fallopian tubes.
Anatomy of the female reproductive tract includes:
- The uterus, cervix, and vaginal canal
- The bladder
- The fallopian tubes:
- The ovaries:
- Female organs during a pelvic examination
The fetus grows within the amniotic sac within the uterus:
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