About a month ago, I was 39 wks pregnant. All my prenatal checkups were normal. All data showed both my baby and I were healthy. I started having contractions on Monday evening. After we arrived at the hospital, a nurse used her finger to check how much I'd dilated. As soon as she pulled her finger out, I started bleeding and my baby's heart rate started dropping. An hour later the doctor on call in the hospital decided to perform emergency CS. I lost my baby, a full grown & cute boy like I had imagined. I lost so much blood that I almost died myself. I was told the cause was something very rare called placenta abruption. I never heard of it before and my OB never mentioned it. It seemed none of the regular prenatal checkups ever detected anything abnormal.
Since then, I wake up everyday hoping this was a nightmare and it would go away. But it doesn't. I lost my precious Lucas forever.
I looked up online and I had neither the symptoms nor the causes listed. I do not drink, smoke nor do drugs. I don't understand how did this happen to me at the very last moment when all I expected was to meet my baby?
Are there any research on how does this happen? How to detect it and prevent it? Is there an organization to focus on research, detection and prevention of this terrible thing?