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Placental Abruption

Treatments for Placental Abruption

There are no treatments for placental abruption that will stop the abruption or reattach the placenta to the uterus. However, depending on the amount of bleeding, the mother’s health and medical history, and the baby’s gestational state, treatment options may include intravenous fluids and blood transfusions (in cases of severe blood loss); doctors will monitor the mother for symptoms of shock and the fetus signs of distress, including an abnormal heartbeat. 

If the baby is not fully developed, and the abruption is relatively small, the mother may be hospitalized for observation and released if conditions do not worsen. Although a Cesarean section may be required, if the baby is sufficiently developed, a vaginal birth may be possible. 

Locations for Placental Abruption