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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.

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

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