Placenta previa and placental abruption are two possible pregnancy complications, both related to the placenta, that can occur.
Placenta previa defines a placenta that completely or partially covers the cervical opening, i.e., the birth canal.
On the other hand, placental abruption refers to a complication in which the placenta "detaches," causing less oxygen and nutrients to reach the fetus and possible maternal hemorrhage.
Read the full article on: What Are Considered Pregnancy Complications? ( 68).
By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/07/2022