What is amniotomy?

The artificial rupture of membranes of amniotic sac is known as Amniotomy. It is also known as breaking the water which is done intentionally by an obstetrical provider. There are multiple reasons for rupturing, few of them include: to assess Baby’s health, to induce labor, qualitative assessment of amniotic fluid and also to check baby’s first stool.

Question: Can amniotomy be formed in the case of an unengaged fetal head?

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