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Monday, July 17, 2006

Abruptio placenta


The placenta is a very vascular organ that develops in the uterus of a woman during pregnancy. It is attached to the fetus by the umbilical cord and provides nourishment and oxygen to the growing fetus.When it suddeny becomes detached from the uterus either by trauma or unknown cause it is called placenta abruptio. Heavy vaginal bleeding , abdominal cramping and signs and symptoms of shock may be present.
AN UPDATE PACKED WITH MORE HELPFUL CLINICAL INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING ON THE LINK:
THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP, chapter,5.

and Simplifying Maternal Nursing Parts 1-8 and the Index for Maternal Nursing

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