During pregnancy spotting may be also be sign of a placental problem such as placenta previa (when the placenta covers the cervix) or a placental abruption (when the placenta disenganges prematurely).
Structural abnormalities of the placenta, premature detachment of the placenta from the uterine wall (abruption), and placental infections (chorioamnionitis) are thought to pose some risk for CP.
If the uterus is not relaxing or if the resting tone is rising, this can be an indication of a placental abruption (the tearing away of the placenta from the wall of the uterus).
Women who smoke are much more likely to face serious pregnancy complications such as placenta previa and placental abruption.
The risk of placental abruption is higher in multiple births and in women with high blood pressure.
Placental abruption: The placenta separates from the uterine wall before the baby is born.
Placental abruption is more likely in triplet pregnancies than in single gestations.
If it is a complete abruption, the baby's blood flow will be cut off completely.
The abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus.