How To Break Your Water During Pregnancy?

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Definition

Placenta abruptio is the separation of the placenta (the organ that nourishes the fetus) from its attachment to the uterus wall before the baby is delivered.


Alternative Names

Premature separation of placenta; Ablatio placentae; Abruptio placentae; Placental abruption


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The exact cause of a placental abruption may be hard to determine.

Direct causes are rare, but include:

  • Injury to the belly area (abdomen) from a fall, hit to...
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