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What complications can happen with a placental abruption?

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Complications for your baby could include:

  • Premature birth. This means your child is born before 37 weeks. About 10% of babies born to mothers with placental abruption fall into this category.
  • Problems with development. If your baby is born premature because of this condition, they may be more likely to have health problems early and later in life.
  • Stillbirth. This means your child dies in the womb after you’ve been pregnant for at least 20 weeks.

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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