A. Marginal separation.
B. Partial separation.
C. Complete separation.
D. None of the above.
Type of abruptio placentae as shown in the photograph above represents partial separation.
Placental abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterine lining. This condition usually occurs in the third trimester but can occur any time after the 20th week of pregnancy. Only about 1% of all pregnant women will experience placental abruption.
In the case of a partial separation, bed rest and close monitoring may be prescribed if the pregnancy has not reached maturity. In some cases, transfusions and other emergency treatment may be needed as well.