Bleeding at the decidua-placental interface. The diagnosis is typically reserved for pregnancies after 20 weeks.
Behavioral modifications to ameliorate abruption risk:
Refer to tertiary care center after maternal stabilization, if preterm gestation and assessment of stability based on:
Patients with suspected placental abruption should be admitted for workup until deemed clinically stable and ready for discharge/outpatient follow-up or delivered for medical indication.
Severe cases or unstable patients may require critical care unit admission with readiness for surgical interventions, especially if undelivered.
Manage as potentially an acute obstetric surgical complication and thus NPO until reasonable stability is assured and possibility of immediate cesarean delivery is concluded.
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