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Can you prevent placental abruption?

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You can’t prevent placental abruption, but there are some things you can avoid to lower your odds, including:

You should tell your doctor if you’ve had placental abruption before.They’ll monitor you closely. The also may suggest other ways you can prevent it from happening again.

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Recreational drugs

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placental abruption,” “Placenta: How it Works, What's Normal?”

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 6, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Placental abruption,” “Placenta: How it Works, What's Normal?”

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 6, 2020

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