What is Placenta Abruption and its symptoms?
Again, there is vaginal bleeding but this time it occurs
when the placenta deteriorates and separates partially
or completely from the uterine lining before birth.
This condition most often occurs in the third trimester
or during labor. The symptoms of placenta abruption
include continuous bleeding with abdominal pain, and
the severity will depend on the size of the area that
has torn away. Sometimes, there is no vaginal bleeding,
if the blood collects high in the uterus. Again, with
the help of an ultrasound, the degree of separation
can be determined.
The excess loss of blood can lead to premature labor
or even a stillbirth since baby is deprived of oxygen
and key nutrients prematurely.