Furthermore, placental abruption can call for an emergency hysterectomy or the surgical operation of removing the mother’s uterus especially if the bleeding doesn’t stop. Worst case scenario, the mother can die due to too much blood loss.
Placental Abruption Effects on the Baby
Some of the most common placental abruption effects on the baby are premature birth, brain damage caused by a decreased supply of nutrients and oxygen, as well as restricted growth inside the uterus.
Just like the mother, there’s also a potential that the baby could die while still developing inside the mother’s womb, resulting in a stillbirth.
What are the Treatments?
No matter what stage of the pregnancy, if the doctor detects signs of placental abruption, it is important that the condition of the mother and the baby be regularly monitored. There are some cases when it isn’t too severe and the mother could just rest at home with some medications to help the baby develop properly.
But for instances where it has already caused a lot of blood loss to the mother, a doctor may recommend an emergency C-section to deliver the baby safely. The doctor could also opt to do a hysterectomy for the mother so that the bleeding will stop. A blood transfusion might also be needed during the operation as a lot of blood may be lost.