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How do medications treat placental abruption?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Drugs don't treat placental abruption, itself. When a woman has a placental abruption, she may be given a blood transfusion. This helps to restore balanced levels in the placenta and uterus, giving both mother and baby the fluids they need. If you may have to deliver before your due date, your doctor may prescribe medicines to help your baby's lungs grow and develop to lessen afterbirth complications.

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