Abruptio Placenta in Early Pregnancy

Abruptio Placenta in Early Pregnancy

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When the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus, this condition is called abruption placenta. In a normal pregnancy, the placenta supplies the baby with the food and oxygen that it needs from the mother and stays attached to the uterus until after the baby is delivered. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

With this condition, there is potential for harm to come to both the mother and the baby. In some rare instances, death is also a possibility for both. For example, a woman may lose a lot of blood because of abruption placenta. The baby is also at danger at being born early or having a low birth weight.

This is typically something that only surfaces in the third trimester of a pregnancy, but it can actually happen as early as 20 weeks after a pregnancy begins. Women who develop this condition this early will notice several signs of problems. For example, they may begin bleeding or notice that their uterus is painful. They may also show signs of early labor or notice that the baby is not moving as much as normal.

Usually, women are able to be monitored by their doctor when this situation occurs. However, it is possible that a lengthy hospital stay is in order for women early in their pregnancy. This will occur if the mother or the baby appear to be in distress.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.