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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure is associated with abruption. So report immediately to your OB the following symptoms: onset of frequent, strong contractions, very firm uterus that does not feel like it relaxes, and/or dark or bright red bleeding from the separation of placenta from uterine wall (coming through vagina). Because this can be an OB emergency, patients at risk may already be under surveillance. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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

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

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

No.: Two-vessel cord or single umbilical artery is not uncommon - 1-2% of all pregnancies have it. Abruption of the placenta is more rare (0.4-1%) and has not been associated with single umbilical artery. ...Read more

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I lost my baby during my first pregnancy due to suhchrionic bleed which led to placental abruption at 24 weeks-, do I even bother trying again :/?

I lost my baby during my first pregnancy due to suhchrionic bleed which led to placental abruption at 24 weeks-, do I even bother trying again :/?

Yes: You should sit down with your obgyn and talk about what if any risk factors you had for your placental abruption. Many women have a horrible pregnancy outcome in one pregnancy but go on to have successful pregnancies after. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should i be worried about amniotic fluid embolism with my pregnancy my first pregnancy i lost my baby to placental abruption at 39wks?

Should i be worried about amniotic fluid embolism with my pregnancy my first pregnancy i lost my baby to placental abruption at 39wks?

Don't think so: I don't think anybody can predict this rare complication. Sorry for your loss. The only suggestion i can give with your next pregnancy: try to get your future delivery done at the tertiary care facility. And keep on positive thinking, otherwise your future pregnancy would be a nightmare, filled with anxiety. ...Read more

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Can stretching to much cause a placental abruption?

Can stretching to much cause a placental abruption?

Probably not: If your stretching is putting a lot of pressure on your abdomen (and uterus) you could potentially cause a problem such as a placental abruption. Normal stretching is unlikely to be harmful in any way to the preganancy. ...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


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more