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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 1 decade ago

what is placenta abruption?

i just heard the term and i have no idea what it is

Update:

what causes this to happen..is it just one of those things that cant be helped?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Placenta abruption is when the placenta that gives nourishment to the fetus detaches from the uterine wall.

    Here is a more detailed explanation....

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/placental-abrupti...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Placenta abruption is when the placenta partially or completely detaches from the uterine wall before the baby is born. If the baby is not delivered immediately, he or she will likely not survive and the mother could bleed to death.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What the above posters said is right about the placenta separating from the uterine wall. My SIL had this and her son was born at 28 weeks. In her case, there was nothing to indicate she was at risk for this to happen (or for preterm labor in general) and they do not know what caused it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Medically termed "abruptio placentae" this means that the placenta separates from the uterine wall prematurely, sometime after the 20th week. It can mean a partial or complete separation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this is when placenta separates from the wall of the uterus

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