Antepartum Haemorrhage

Antepartum Haemorrhage is a serious complication of pregnancy that Magbenteh Community Hospital gratefully hasn’t encountered in many cases. This condition occurs within the third trimester and is defined as bleeding in from or into the genital tract. There are two types of antepartum haemorrhage, one is caused by diagnosed medical conditions while the other type is caused by trauma during pregnancy.

Placenta praevia is known as one of the main causes of antepartum haemorrhage, it is essentially painless and is a condition where the placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. There are three types of placenta praevia; complete: the internal cervical opening is completely covered by the placenta; partial placenta previa: the internal cervical opening is partially covered by the placenta; marginal placenta previa: the placenta is at the edge of the internal cervical opening. Furthermore, another cause of antepartum haemorrhage is placenta abruption. This is a pregnancy complication in which the placenta has detached from the womb, although it is very serious and painful it is most uncommon.

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