My daughter's friend experienced a condition called placental abruption during her last pregnancy. The placenta provides the baby with nourishment from the mother. If the placenta becomes detached from the uterus, the baby can't get enough oxygen or nutrients.
This is a very serious complication for both the mother and the baby. My daughter's friend was very scared when she found out.
She started to have heavy bleeding. She was close to full term, so the doctors performed a C-section right away. The mother had to have a transfusion because of the heavy bleeding.
The baby and mother were OK, but it was very scary.