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Placental Abruption and Birth Injury

October 27, 2009

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A placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine wall.  This poses a great risk for the mother and the child and can lead to cerebral palsy.   Cerebral palsy, a birth injury also referred to as CP, is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions effecting body movement and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more areas of the brain usually occurring during fetal development; perinatally, i.e., before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy.

The video demonstrates placental abruption and several causes.

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