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What are the dangers of placental abruption?

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If only a small part of the placenta separates, it may not cause many problems. But if a big part or all of it detaches from your uterus, it can cause serious harm to you and your baby. For you, this could mean:

If you have a near or complete abruption, you’ll need to have a C-section right away.

  • Major blood loss that can cause you to go into shock or need a blood transfusion
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Kidney failure or failure of other organs
  • Death -- for you or your baby

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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