Chorioamnionitis is a condition in which bacteria infects the chorion and amnion ( membranes thats surround the fetus) and amniotic fluid ( fluid in which the fetus floats ) . This can lead to infection in both the mother and fetus. This condition requires that the baby be delivered as soon as possible.
What are the causes of Chorioamnionitis ?
It is usually caused by a bacterial infection that usually starts from the mother’s urogenital tract . The infection starts in the vagina, anus or rectum and moves up into the uterus where the fetus is located . Chorioamnionitis is rare and is one of the causes premature birth .