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Placental Abruption

Survivability of Placental Abruption

For mothers, the risks of death are usually low. However, this prognosis can change given the presence of a handful of conditions, which increase the risk of death for both mother and baby:

  • Closed cervix
  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment of placental abruption
  • Hidden uterine bleeding during pregnancy
  • A lack of labor
  • Excessive blood loss

That last condition, excess blood loss, may lead to shock and possible death for the mother or baby. In some cases, the bleeding may occur after delivery; if the blood loss cannot be controlled, the mother may require a hysterectomy. 

Locations for Placental Abruption