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What things raise your chances of placental abruption?

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Drinking alcohol or using cocaine while you’re pregnant can increase your risk. Other things that can play a role include:

  • Placental abruptions in previous pregnancies
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Problems with your amniotic sac
  • Getting pregnant after age 35
  • Abdominal trauma

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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