When is vaginal delivery indicated for abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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This is the preferred method of delivery for a fetus that has died secondary to placental abruption.

The ability of the patient to undergo vaginal delivery depends on her remaining hemodynamically stable.

Delivery is usually rapid in these patients secondary to increased uterine tone and contractions.

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