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How does placental abruption relate to HIE?

A: Under normal circumstances, the placenta (the structure that transports gases and nutrients between mother and child) remains attached to the uterus until after the baby is delivered. If there’s a placental abruption, the placenta separates too early (while the baby is not yet delivered), jeopardizing the health of both mother and child. Placental abruption can cause…

What is placental abruption, and can it injure the baby?

The placenta is a sac-like structure within the uterus (womb) where the baby develops during pregnancy. It contains a network of blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the baby through the umbilical cord. The baby ‘breathes’ through the umbilical cord, where a vein delivers oxygenated blood to the baby, and an artery passes…