A placental abruption is a condition that develops when the placenta peels away from the uterus during the term of the pregnancy. Depending on the location of the abruption and the degree to which the placenta has pulled away from the uterus, hemorrhaging commonly develops.
Risk of hemorrhaging
The bleeding related to a placental abruption poses challenges for both mother… more »
Yes. A placental abruption (or simply referred to as an “abruption”) is a complication that develops when the placenta pulls away from the wall of the uterus before the delivery of the baby. When the placenta separates itself from the uterus, hemorrhaging may result in the mother and the loss of vital oxygen and nutrients to the child.
In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two main causes of the complication: placental previa which accounts for 31% of obstetric hemorrhages and placenta abruption which accounts for 22%.
Complications associated with the placenta
Placental previa is a condition in which the placenta is attached too close to… more »