“And so, there is power in knowledge. If you know about these risks ahead of time, you can make more informed decisions regarding your family, and the number of kids you can physically carry. But also, you can know the importance prenatal of care. The importance in finding doctors that you are comfortable and confident in. If you are reading this, and you are facing this right now, know that there is support! …
Prenatal care is so important. If there is anything I want you to take away from this, it’s that. Missed diagnosis of Placenta Accreta, becomes life-threatening very quickly.”
. . . Read the whole post over at Raising6.com.
Read about ICAN’s Accreta Awareness Month.
Have you checked out ICAN’s Instagram? We’re dedicated to meeting women where they’re at to support, educate, and advocate for families as they explore their birthing options. Please follow our social media accounts this month as we dig deeper into placenta accreta and in the future as we explore different topics... Continue reading →
Blood donation can be the difference between life and death for women with accreta, so select ICAN chapters are holding blood drives this month to help bring awareness to accreta and other birth-related blood loss. For those that do not have a local chapter blood drive but still want to donate, a virtual blood... Continue reading →
ICAN is excited to announce Ann Polan as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of St. Louis What’s your chapter’s name? ICAN of St. Louis How did you find out about ICAN? What drew you to our organization? I found out... Continue reading →
“The most consistent symptom of a possible accreta is vaginal bleeding in the second trimester and beyond. Painless bleeding is often characteristic of placenta previa, but some sources report that painful bleeding or a persistent aching may be more characteristic of previa-accretas. However, a lack of bleeding or lack of pain does... Continue reading →