Placenta accreta is an abnormally firm and deep attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall. It's actually an umbrella term for three variants, depending on how deeply the placental cells invade: placenta accreta, placenta increta and placenta percreta
What I Learned on the Day I Almost Lost My Daughter and My Life
I was forced to have a vertical C-section (after having three horizontal ones in the past) due to immediate need to deliver. I lost my uterus in a hysterectomy because the placenta had actually grown through the walls of my uterus and attached to both my bowels and bladder, and all three needed to be surgically separated. I was diagnosed with what is classified as a severe case of placenta percreta. I also needed over 30 units of blood in transfusions. #ICANsavelives
The serious Pregnancy complication you've never heard of. It has taken me 4 years to write about my experience with Placenta Accreta, because it was traumatizing, but this information needs to be shared.