Patient organisation comments

Patient organisation comments

A representative from Little Heartbeats believes that current tests for preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) are unreliable and result in misdiagnoses. The representative commented that current tests rely on women who are actively leaking amniotic fluid during their antenatal day clinic visit and feel that a reliable home test would be more beneficial. Subgroups that Little Heartbeats consider would benefit from the technology include:

  • women leaking amniotic fluid inconsistently or very quickly

  • women whose concerns are not fully investigated

  • women with PPROM before or soon after 24¬†weeks of pregnancy.

Little Heartbeats does not recognise any potential disadvantages that might arise from using the technology. They consider that more education about PPROM is necessary and could potentially act as a barrier to the introduction of this technology.