ICAN Accreta Awareness Month – Life-Threatening Complication of Prior Cesarean

By The Well-Rounded Mama, September 4, 2013

Placenta Accreta, Part Two: Life-Threatening Complication of Prior Cesarean

Read the full article here.


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.

ICAN accreta blood drop


Reposted with permission from The Well-Rounded Mama.

References are on the original post here.

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part Four of this series.

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