WeMoms
24 May 2022

What is placental abruption?

You've heard about placental abruption and wonder if it's dangerous for your pregnancy and your baby? It depends on when it happens.

  • With placental abruption, the placenta is no longer attached to the walls of the uterus.
  • This is a completely natural phenomenon that occurs after you give birth.
  • However, it is more dangerous if it occurs during pregnancy, especially during the third month.
  • Symptoms of placental abruption include blood loss, severe pain in the abdomen, contractions, and a hardening belly.
  • If this happens to you, see a doctor immediately.