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Doctor insights on: Do People Have Healthy Pregnancies After A Placenta Abruption

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Nora died at 24 weeks.Due to placenta abruption. Caused from a subchronic bleed&bicorunate uterus.Now I have p.O.T.S ever since pregnancy, do I evn try again, or will it fail and even worsen my body?

Nora died at 24 weeks.Due to placenta abruption. Caused from a subchronic bleed&bicorunate uterus.Now I have p.O.T.S ever since pregnancy, do I evn try again, or will it fail and even worsen my body?

Did I just answer?: From how much you want an answer, i feel like you really want help too. Do find a good, patient psychotherapist to talk to. It sounds like this will help you a lot. These really bad feelings will lighten up more quickly if you have help. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption. NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?

I had a stillbirth due to a placenta abruption.  NO known cause.One healthy birth previously. Would I be likely to have another abrupt or healthy preg?

Abruption chances: First of all, I am sorry for your loss. The risk for a recurrent complicated placental abruption in your next pregnancy is about 33/1000. Special surveillance would need to be undertaken about 3 months prior to the gestational age of the baby you lost due to the first placental abruption. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How can I prevent fainting at the sight of blood? Placenta abruption.

How can I prevent fainting at the sight of blood? Placenta abruption.

Do not look: Do not look, do not smell, distract yourself by talking about something else.... Have a cotton ball with ammonia in your hands. Sniff it if you feel you are fainting. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more

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I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

I have had two csections first was sunny side up second placenta abruption. Would it be possible to have a natural birth after those? I really want to

Please talk to OB: Though not impossible to have vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), there are risks. You need to have a thorough discussion with your ob, so that you can make an informed decision. Not every OB would be willing to do vbacs -- another reason to talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

If big enough, yes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Placenta abruption can recover without affecting the baby?

Sometimes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Baby was born 10 weeks early due to placenta abruption/also iugr are there test that can be done to see why my placenta abrupted?

Baby was born 10 weeks early due to placenta abruption/also iugr are there test that can be done to see why my placenta abrupted?

Perinatologist visit: You are at future risk for premature delivery and other pregnancy complications. Visit an area perinatologist, who will order blood tests and do serial ultrasound exams during the next pregnancy, to make sure that this does not happen again. Twice weekly nst testing will probably be indicated also, until delivery. ...Read more

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How rare is placenta abruption with polyhydramnios?

Less rare: Placental abruption is one of the increased risks associated with poly-hydramnios. Even then it is still fairly uncommon. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more