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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.
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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