“Normally, the Nitabach layer prevents the placenta from invading the uterine wall. But a Caesarian, or any kind of surgery, including an abortion or a D&C (dilation and curettage), can destroy that layer allowing the placenta to invade the body cavity.”
“The numbers are shocking,” Karkowsky told ABCNews.com. “It’s something women should know about.”
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“While the risks of placenta accreta are considerable and women need to be informed about them, they must be kept in perspective. Many women with placenta accreta do reasonably well, as do their babies. If you have accreta, don’t read the list of possible risks below and panic. Remember that these are... Continue reading →