Risks of Cesarean: Placental Abnormalities

As many women discuss placenta issues, they are often shocked to find out that their prior cesarean may be indicated in their current diagnosis.

Cesareans raise the risk for every known placental placement issue (percreta, accreta, abruption) without a real knowledge of why. It is also known that the risks rise with each prior cesarean, further endangering both the mother and any future babies she might have.



Since many women really don’t know what is meant by the medical conditions described or what the possible outcomes could be from these conditions, here are some photos and descriptions of each condition.

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