By The Well-Rounded Mama, September 4, 2013
Placenta Accreta, Part Two: Life-Threatening Complication of Prior Cesarean
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Placenta accreta is a very serious complication of pregnancy after cesarean. Bleeding after the first trimester is the most important symptom and should always be evaluated.
Although there are a number of risk factors for accreta, a prior cesarean is the most important. The risk is highest in women with multiple repeat cesareans, but accreta (and even percreta) sometimes occurs even after only one cesarean.
This is why it’s so important that non-indicated cesareans be avoided whenever possible.
Reposted with permission from The Well-Rounded Mama.
References are on the original post here.