Placental abruption

Baby in uterus, showing placenta separated from wall of uterus and bleeding.

Placental abruption is the early separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus before the fetus is delivered. This can cause serious problems, including bleeding.

Current as of: February 23, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Kara L. Cadwallader MD - Family Medicine