Placenta abruptio is the separation of the placenta from the uterus
before a baby is delivered. It usually happens in the third trimester of pregnancy, but
it sometimes occurs earlier.
It may cause the baby to be born prematurely or at a low birth weight. And it may cause the mother to have serious bleeding. In rare cases, it can be deadly for the mother, the baby, or both.
April 3, 2013
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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