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Repetitive C-Sections Could Increase The Risk of Placenta Accreta

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Don't feel like your baby will be cheated if you have immediate cord clamping. Interesting article that reviews the results of a study on immediate vs delayed cord clamping. American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Great peace of mind if you give birth in a hospital and have limited say on when the cord gets clamped. My goal: 1 minute.

Once vanishingly rare, with only one in 30,000 pregnancies affected in the 1950s, placenta accreta now hits around one in 500 pregnancies. Up to 7 percent of placenta accreta patients die of the disease. Scientists have linked the increase in cases to rising caesarean rates, but the exact mechanism of the disease — a conversation gone awry between the placenta and the uterus — remains profoundly mysterious.


Placenta Accreta occurs when the placenta attaches too deep in the uterine wall but it does not penetrate the uterine muscle.


Fascinating myths about Placenta Accreta and Placenta Previa. Check it out! By the Brigham and Women's Hospital Health Blog