2015 Accreta Roundtable

Brandy meets Baby William for the first time, after her surgery.

Brandy meets Baby William for the first time, after her surgery.


Welcome to Accreta Roundtable!

Hey folks! This is Lakeisha M. Dennis, Chapter Director and Board Member at Large for ICAN. I am so excited to bring to you the first, I hope of many, roundtables. A roundtable is our way of sharing the latest in news, research and more on a particular topic. For the month of October, we will focus on placenta accreta.

This month, we will bring to you a variety of research articles, events, accreta in the news, as well as personal accounts from those affected by placenta accreta. We will hear from Brandy Firth, chapter leader for ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick in Maryland, and walk with her through her 2+ year journey with placenta accreta. We will round out the month with a twitter chat and a special contest that you will not want to miss. Be sure to also follow the discussion on our Facebook page as we talk about accreta.

Why are we focusing on accreta? This is our way to honor every woman and family that has experienced placenta accreta (increta, percreta) and to pave a path of support, advocacy and education for the mothers who will invariably face this diagnosis.

Thanks for joining us! Be sure to bookmark this page for daily updates. If you would like to join the conversation, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or this blog!

All the best,



Day 1:     Part One: What is accreta? Accreta defined…

Day 2:     Part Two: Life-Threatening Complication of Prior Cesarean

Day 3:     Part Three: Risks to Mother and Baby

Day 4:     Part Four: Accreta Diagnosis and Treatment

Day 5:     Part Five: Brandy’s Accreta Story

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Day 7:



October 3 – William’s 2nd Birthday Party and Blood Drive

October 25 – Twitter chat @ 7pm! Follow @ICANtweets and use hashtag #rtaccreta


In the News

William’s 2nd Birthday Party and Blood Drive         4Yourstate News

Kim Kardashian, diagnosed with placenta accreta   Huffington Post

Life-Threatening Placenta Accreta is on the Rise     ABC News


Research/Provider Perspectives

Brandy’s surgeon, Ozhan Turan, MD, PhD, FACOG, talks about her accreta. University of Maryland Medical Center

Center for Abnormal Placentation, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ


Birth Stories

If you would like to share your accreta/increta/percreta story, please email board@ican-online.org, subject line – Accreta Roundtable.


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