Placenta Abruptio - Home Treatment
Call911or other emergency services immediately if you have:
During pregnancy, pay attention to symptoms or injuries
that can be related to the placenta separating from the uterine wall (placenta abruptio). Call your health professional immediately if you are pregnant and you experience:
Although most cases of placenta
abruptio cannot be directly prevented, you can avoid or treat factors that are
known to greatly increase your risk of placental abruption.
- Avoid cigarette smoking during
- Avoid cocaine and methamphetamine use during
- Keep a regular schedule of prenatal checks throughout
- If you have high blood pressure, carefully follow
your health professional's treatment recommendations.
- Experts recommend you take 0.4 mg (400 mcg) to 0.8 mg (800 mcg) of folic acid every day.
Even during a healthy pregnancy, placenta abruptio is a
possible complication. But you can optimize your fetus's and your ability to
handle a medical complication by making healthy lifestyle choices and having
regular prenatal checks throughout your pregnancy. For more information, see
Coping with loss
Should your baby die as a result
of placenta abruptio, allow yourself permission and time to grieve your loss.
Your partner, children, and other family members may also need time to
Contacting a support group, reading about the experiences
of other women, and talking to your doctor, friends, a counselor, or a member
of the clergy may help you and your family deal with your loss. For more
information, see the topic
Grief and Grieving.
If you have plans to become pregnant after having had
placenta abruptio, talk to your health professional ahead of time about
maximizing your chances of a healthy pregnancy in the future.