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Can you tell me about pregnancy after placental abruption?

Can you tell me about pregnancy after placental abruption?

Depends on extent: severe placental abruption may terminate the pregnancy. Small area of abruption may not be a big deal. the health and progression of the pregnancy depends on may factors including the underlying reason for abruption ...Read more

Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
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Placental Abruption (Definition)

Abruptio placentae is defined as the premature separation of the placenta from the uterus. As a significant cause of third-trimester bleeding, it is associated with fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality. Placental abruption must be considered whenever bleeding is encountered in the ...Read more


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How long will i need hospital bedrest for chronic placental abruption?

How long will i need hospital bedrest for chronic placental abruption?

It depends: Chronic abruption needs to be monitored very closely and the rx has to be individualized depending on the severity gestational age other conditions like bleeding disorders position of the placenta etc. ...Read more

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Is there any link between a two vessel cord and a placental abruption?

Is there any link  between a two vessel cord and a placental abruption?

No.: Two vessel cord (i.e. Single umbilical artery) is seen in ~1% of all babies and is generally a normal variant. There is no association with placental abruption which is a notoriously impossible diagnosis to predict on an individual basis. Single umbilical artery may be associated with increased risk for small and anomalious babies and requires frequent testing after 32 weeks (fetal surveillance). ...Read more

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Is there any connection between a two vessel cord and a placental abruption?

Is there any connection between a two vessel cord and a placental abruption?

2 Vessel cord: A 2 vessel umbilical cord is associated with cardiac anomalies and chromosomal abnormalities, placental abruption is a common pregnancy complication, but is not particularly associated with 2 vessel cords. ...Read more

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Is there any relation between abortion and placental abruption and I don't have any autoimmune diseases ?

Is there any relation between abortion and placental abruption and I don't have any autoimmune diseases ?

Not really. : Here are the risk factors for placental abruption (largely unpredictable and non-preventable severe pregnancy complication): trauma, hypertensive disorders, smoking, cocaine, amniotic fluid disorders, thrombophilia, chorioamnionitis, prior abruption, fetal growth restriction, increasing maternal age and parity, male fetus. As you can see abortion is not among them, especially without immune probs. ...Read more

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I lost a baby 2yrs ago at 39wks due to placental abruption now i'm scared to have a baby again even though they plan to take it at 36wk afe is my fear?

I lost a baby 2yrs ago at 39wks due to placental abruption now i'm scared to have a baby again even though they plan to take it at 36wk afe is my fear?

High risk pregnancy: Sorry for your loss, but i doubt if anyone could predict the possibility of having afe with your future delivery. I would recommend to schedule your next delivery in the big tertiary center with high acuity for ob/gyn and level iii-iv neonatal medicine intensive care. And follow up your current pregnancy with fetal-maternal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

Not much: As long as you are not a smoker, have a chronic respiratory illness such as asthma there usually is not an issue with subsequent pregnancies. In the non-pregnant state, no impact on your future health as long as the abruption was properly treated. ...Read more

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