Abruptio Placentae and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome

Amniocentesis with Anterior Placenta

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Abruptio placentae is an uncommon condition that can develop during pregnancy. It is also something that can be very dangerous to the pregnancy. During a normal pregnancy, the placenta will be attached to the uterus. This attachment continues and allows the baby to grow and mature until it is delivered. At this point, the placenta usually will finally detach so that it can be removed from the woman. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, there is a chance that the placenta can become detached early in the pregnancy, which is very dangerous for the mother and baby. For the mother, the main risk that she faces is due to bleeding. Since the abruption placentae will cause an increase in bleeding risk, it is possible that she will lose a lot of blood and require a blood transfusion.

For the baby, the detachment could actually affect the growth and development that it needs to go through. This could mean that the baby has certain birth defects or disorders that were caused by the abruption placentae. It is also possible that the baby will be born early because of this condition. When a baby is born early, there is a chance that their lungs will not be developed correctly and they will struggle to breathe on their own.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)