Birth Injuries

What Is Placental Abruption And Was It The Cause Of Your Baby’s Birth Injury?

Placental abruption is a serious pregnancy complication that occurs when the placenta either completely or partially detaches from the wall of the uterus [1] prior to the baby being delivered. When and if placental abruption occurs, the mother has a high risk of massive bleeding, which in turn can lead to a reduced level of blood and oxygen flowing to the baby. Placental abruption is a sudden onset, experienced by mothers, and if left untreated, the baby and the mother can suffer from an injury. Even though placental abruption can happen early in pregnancy, it commonly occurs during the birthing process, which is a time of extreme stress.

If placental abruption does not occur, the placenta is delivered following the birth of the child. Below you will find some of the responsibilities that are associated with the placenta and baby development:




Removal Of Waste


Helps Prevent Infection


Hormone Which Support Pregnancy


Helps To Develop The Umbilical Cord

When doctors suspect placental abruption, extra attention must be given to the mother and the baby. If a partial abruption occurs, it can lead to a complete separation, which triggers the need to deliver the baby immediately, which in turn usually requires an emergency C-Section.

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