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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredIf you are caring for someone with placental abruption, recognize that she is in a very fragile state. As such, try to protect her from any possible injury. Ask her about any symptoms that could mean that the condition is getting worse, such as vaginal bleeding, leaking fluids, and contractions. Make sure that she takes any medicine the doctor prescribes. If she shows any serious symptoms, take her to a medical facility immediately.
A placental abruption or the premature separation of the placenta from the uterine wall is a medical emergency. Once the placenta separates, the fetus is no longer receiving adequate nutrients or oxygen. Also there is bleeding from the uterine wall placing the woman at risk for excessive blood loss. Therefore the well-being of both the fetus and the mother are at risk. The woman needs immediate emergency care, specifically the rapid delivery of the baby and control of the bleeding. The woman also needs a care-provider who is calm and reassuring in this emergency situation.