Accreta is a life changing diagnosis. Living everyday knowing that you are facing a 7% mortality rate is devastating. Waking up after surgery to hear that you had an undiagnosed accreta when you never, ever expected something like that is devastating. Loosing your fertility because of accreta is devastating. What adds to that devastation is never hearing the word accreta before you are diagnosed. ACOG recognizes that the incidence of placenta accreta has increased and seems to parallel the increasing cesarean delivery rate. So many women have and will face this diagnosis after having cesareans. The risks associated with accreta has never been explained to them. We can change that. We can bring awareness to accreta and to the risk factors. We can bring awareness to accreta so that moms can truly make an educated decision when looking at the risk and benefits between a VBAC and a repeat cesarean.
We are very excited to have this shirt for sale. The proceeds will go to support ICAN of Hagerstown and Frederick and future accreta education and advocacy efforts.