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Premature separation of placenta; Ablatio placentae; Abruptio placentae; Placental abruption
Avoid drinking, smoking, or using recreational drugs during pregnancy. Get early and regular prenatal care.
Recognizing and managing conditions in the mother such as diabetes and high blood pressure also decrease the risk of placental abruption.
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