A placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine wall. This can put both the mother and child at great risk.
If a placental abruption occurs the child may be deprived of oxygen. This depravation can lead to brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Below is an excellent video discussing risk factors, causes and treatments of a placental abruption.
For a more in-depth discussion on placental abruptions please see my previous post by typing “placental abruption” in the search box of this blog.