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How is placental abruption treated?

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If you’re less than 34 weeks pregnant, you might be admitted into the hospital for monitoring -- as long as your baby’s heart rate is normal and the placental abruption doesn’t look severe. You might get steroids to help your baby’s lungs develop faster in case you do go into labor early.

If you’re more than 34 weeks pregnant, you might still have a vaginal delivery if the abruption doesn’t seem severe. If it is, you’ll need a C-section right away. You might also need a blood transfusion.

From: What Is Placental Abruption? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

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

March of Dimes: “Placental Abruption.”

Medscape: “Abruptio Placentae.”

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

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