Pregnancy Community
72.4k Members
Avatar universal

Cause of Placental Abruption

Can someone tell what can be a cause of placental abruption. I had one at 34 weeks 5 days, which caused contractions.I never had high blood pressure, never smoked, never had trauma. So what can possible cause it?
5 Responses
Avatar universal
What causes a placental abruption?

No one knows exactly what causes placental abruption, but it has been linked with many other conditions, including if: You had placental abruption in a previous pregnancy.

You have . pre-eclampsia

You have . bleeding in early pregnancy

You have a blood disorder which increases the likelihood of blood clots (thrombophilia).

Your unborn baby as well as he should be (intrauterine growth restriction). isn't growing

Your . waters break early

You have (polyhydramnios). too much amniotic fluid

You have had a trauma or , such as from a or .

blow to your tummy car accident domestic violence

You or during pregnancy. smoke take drugs

You have had many babies, or are an , as your risk increases with age. older mum-to-be! This is what I found but sometimes there's no known cause.
2177836 tn?1355173877
I had a placenta aburation at 29 weeks due to preclampsia. I never had any signs or symptoms. I just woke up one morning to pee and only blood came out, I went to the doc and everything was fine but got sent to l&d just to get a double check and when I get there my bp was 198/127 and her heartbeat had stoped.
Avatar universal
Sabrinaaa27 - its horrible. Were they able to save a baby?
Same happened to me. Never had any signs, had a healthy pregnancy. All over sudden just started bleading. I was hospitalized and my bp was extremely high, which i never had. My son was born at 34w 5days and spent time in NICU.
2177836 tn?1355173877
Unfortunately the placenta detached and my daughter passed away inside of me so I delivered naturally as a stillborn.
Avatar universal
So sorry to hear that. Did you have successful pregnancy after that? What are the chances for abruption to repeat?
Have an Answer?
Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.