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can induction cause placental abruption?

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carrie12 Thu 16-Dec-10 19:28:07

My friend was being induced and the vaginal exam (insertion of gel) was vvv painful. A few seconds later the fetal hb was down and she had a crash c-section. Later it was found out she'd had a placental abruption but the medical staff were non-plussed and said this had never happened before. has anyone else had anything like it happen to them (vaginal exam cause placental abruption)??

LunaticFringe Thu 16-Dec-10 19:37:29

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carrie12 Fri 17-Dec-10 11:30:22

thanks yes they are ok. just scary if VEs can cause this sort of thing - she has vaginimus which would have meant she was v tense throughout.

serendipity16 Fri 17-Dec-10 16:04:46


I've had 2 abruptions.

First was a concealed abruption which resulted in my daughter being stillborn.

With my next pregnancy my consultant wanted me induced early due to my previous stillbirth & abruption.
I has a pessary inserted & everything was going fine. Contractions fine, got to 5-6cms when a huge clot came out. I was rushed up to the delivery suite where i had a crash section under GA. My abruption happened about 10 or so hours after i'd had the pessary.
I was very ill afterwards & needed 11 units of blood. I was told a few days later i'd had another abruption.

I did ask if it was anything to do with the induction but was told no. As i'd previously had an abruption i can't say if its anything to do with induction.

Glad to hear mum & baby are ok, an abruption is really scarey.

tlise Fri 17-Dec-10 19:53:43

I have been induced with 3 of mine and never had a problem...tbh not known anyone that has. It could just be a co-incidence x

carrie12 Sat 18-Dec-10 21:18:09

thanks for your replies. serendipity I am so sorry to hear about your daughter

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