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PPROM Under 23 Weeks of Pregnancy Study

UK wide study of 364 women who experienced early PPROM

A UK wide study of 364 women who experienced early PPROM (Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes) from 16 weeks and 0 days to 22 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy Conducted September 2019 to February 2021.

​‘Our aim was to better understand pregnancy outcomes for women and babies after early PPROM”

Pregnant lady

The PPROM Study Results

What happened after the early PPROM?


1 in 3 women

ended their pregnancy TFMR*

*Termination for Medical Reasons


2 in 5 women

gave birth in the week
after early PPROM

1 in 3 women

their pregnancy

were still pregnant one
week after early PPROM

3 in 5 women


Why did we have a UKOSS study?

Part 01 of Study

About the Study & Attie and Matthew PPROM Story

Part 02 of Study

Ciara's mission on why this
PPROM research is vital

Ciara at Little heartbeats worked alongside Dr Angharad Care &

Dr Laura Goodfellow to complete

the PPROM study.


Dr Angharad Care

The University of Liverpool


Dr Laura Goodfellow

The University of Liverpool

Ciara Curran, founder of Little heartbeats says

"I see this research as crucial for advancing our understanding of PPROM.

This will help women facing early PPROM to make the best decisions for them, and also hopefully help us secure more funding for research about how to improve outcomes.


I promised my baby daughter, Sinead, I would change things to improve care for women, in her memory and it feels that after 14 years, it is starting to become a reality"

Research study was conducted by

Funded by Wellbeing of Women in partnership with Little Heartbeats

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Need support for PPROM?

We offer lots of guidance and support to women facing PPROM through carefully created resources

from 24 weeks, full of helpful insight & support.

a private group, please message for an invite

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