Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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A maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist should be consulted if a mild abruption is diagnosed or the diagnosis is questionable. In the case of a preterm fetus in which tocolysis is considered likely, consulting an MFM specialist may be prudent.

Pediatricians or neonatal intensive care specialists should be consulted if the fetus is considered viable, usually at 24 weeks' gestation, and delivery is anticipated.


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