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The Well-Rounded Mama: Placenta Accreta, Part One: What Is Accreta?

from BabyGaga

Placenta Accreta: 15 Shocking Facts You Need To Know

What you need to know about prodromal labor - Ugh. Over a month of this and they have turned quite painful. I don't believe anything my contractions say at this point, even when they are 5 min apart for hours.


Learn more about Morbidly Adherent Placenta #MAP #placenta #accreta


Placenta accreta: what is it and why is it becoming more common?


Placenta previa is an independent risk factor for placenta accreta. ~ ACOG #ICANsavelives

Normal blood loss in a vaginal birth: 500 ml Normal blood loss in a cesarean: 1000 ml Blood loss in an accreta cesarean: 7500 ml #ICANsavelives

Placenta accreta is a general term used to describe the clinical condition when part of the placenta, or the whole placenta, invades and is inseparable from the uterine wall. #ICANsavelives


"The incidence of placenta accreta has increased and seems to parallel the increasing cesarean delivery rate." ~ ACOG #ICANsavelives

from The Mighty

What I Learned on the Day I Almost Lost My Daughter and My Life

I was forced to have a vertical C-section (after having three horizontal ones in the past) due to immediate need to deliver. I lost my uterus in a hysterectomy because the placenta had actually grown through the walls of my uterus and attached to both my bowels and bladder, and all three needed to be surgically separated. I was diagnosed with what is classified as a severe case of placenta percreta. I also needed over 30 units of blood in transfusions. #ICANsavelives