What are the chances of prolapsed cord or placental abruption?

Incidence of . Umbilical Cord Prolapse is 1.4 -6.2/ 1000 pregnancies. Frequency of placental abruption is 1% & abruption with fetal death, 0.12%. Risk of a 2nd abruption is 4-12%; of a 3rd, 25%. There's a 40% ^ in risk of abruption for each year a woman has smoked tobacco prior to pregnancy + a higher risk of fetal demise if abruption occurs in smokers. Cocaine use ^es risk up to 35%.

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How do you diagnose a placental abruption?

Quickly + FHT's. Placental abruption is a true OB emergency as the fetal heart tones(fht's) will drop on monitoring and intervention to save the fetus needs to be immediate. Read more...
Symptoms, Ultrasound. 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...

Would there be pain with minor placental abruption?

Maybe. Placental abruption is most likely in the last 12 weeks before birth. Classic signs and symptoms of placental abruption include: vaginal bleeding; abdominal pain; back pain; uterine tenderness; rapid uterine contractions, often coming one right after another. Read more...
Not always. Pain is a symptom of placental abruption, however, not every patient experiences it. Sometimes chronic abruptions can present with only bleeding or even without symptoms. Read more...
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...

What is the definition or description of: Placental abruption?

Placental abruption. 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 second half of pregnancy. Read more...

What is the best way to prevent a placental abruption?

Avoid abdomen injury. Avoid blows to the abdomen when pregnant. Even though the fetus is contained in a great "shock absorbing fluid"(amniotic fluid), sudden severe blows to the abdomen have been known to cause placental abruption. Please wear a seat belt when driving a vehicle even if one has to place a pillow in front of the abdomen for comfort. Read more...