• Placenta Accreta: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Complications

    1 month ago - By UPMC

    Placenta accreta is a rare condition that happens during pregnancy. This condition involves the placenta, which attaches to the uterus and to the baby via the umbilical cord. During pregnancy, the placenta provides nutrition to the baby and filters waste products from the baby's blood. In a normal pregnancy, the placenta attaches at or near the top of the uterus. After the baby is born, it releases from the wall of the uterus. It comes out of the mother's body as afterbirth.
    In placenta accreta, the placenta attaches too deeply to the wall of the uterus. According to the American Pregnancy...
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