Is there a cure for placental abruption?

There is no cure for placental abruption but several steps can be taken to prevent and treat it. Placental abruption can be avoided by not using drugs, treating blood conditions, and telling your doctor about any symptoms you may have. If you have placental abruption, you can be hospitalized, given blood transfusions or receive medicine to help your baby's lungs develop in case of early delivery. Most placental abruptions result in early delivery.

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Pregnancy Complications

Complications can fall into the category that is harmful to the baby and/or harmful to the mother. Many women develop gestational diabetes, which only affects the mother. Preeclampsia, which elevates the blood pressure of the moth...

er during pregnancy, can be harmful to both mother and baby. Ectopic pregnancies can put both the mother and baby at risk when the embryo attaches to the fallopian tube, instead of moving to the uterus. Miscarriages or premature births can also happen to pregnant women with certain risk factors. When going through labor, progress can slow, causing distress for the baby and mother. In some cases, a C-section is needed to keep from causing harm to both the baby and mother.

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