Medical studies have shown a correlation between low Collagen levels and low Vitamin C and premature rupture of the amnionic sac during pregnancy. Rupturing of the amniotic sac, known colloquially as “breaking the water” occurs ideally at full term either during labor or at the onset of labor.

A premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is a rupture of the amniotic sac that occurs prior to the onset of labor and 37 weeks before gestation.


Why is premature rupture of membranes a concern?

PROM is a complicated factor in as many as one-third of premature births. A significant risk of PROM is that the baby is very likely to be born within a few days of the membrane rupture.

Another major risk of PROM is the development of a serious infection of the placental tissues which can be very dangerous for the mother and baby and lead to miscarriage.

Other complications that may occur with PROM include placental abruption (early detachment of the placenta from the uterus), compression of the umbilical cord, cesarean birth, and postpartum (after delivery) infection.

Diets that are low in Vitamin C can also weaken the amniotic membrane.

The need for protein during pregnancy dramatically increases the need for protein.  Collagen can also help with morning sickness and joint pain during pregnancy.

Collagen is high in glycine which is an amino acid that helps the body make serotonin. Low serotonin is associated with depression.

Healthy Collagen levels are essential for skin hydration and elasticity which can help heal stretch marks.

See the study link below…


Reduced Collagen and Ascorbic Acid Concentrations and Increased Proteolytic Susceptibility with Prelabor Fetal Membrane Rupture in Women

Emma L. Stuart, Gareth S. Evans, Yu Shan Lin, Hilary J. Powers

Author Notes

Biology of Reproduction