Can placenta accreta have negative effects on my baby?

Yes - prematurity, Placenta previa/accreta typically leads to preterm contractions and rupture of membranes requiring delivery before 37 weeks. Thus, the minor risk is for mild prematurity for the fetus/neonate. The main risk is maternal and can prove lethal if the diagnosis is not prenatally suspected and appropriate expert care is not sought in a timely fashion.
No. The concern is for mother. After the baby is born, difficulty with separation and removal of the placenta can result in excess bleeding, a hysterectomy, and a risk to future pregnancies. It should not harm a current pregnancy.

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Why am I still hurting after having a baby 9 months ago? I was diagnosed with placenta accreta after the birth of my child my doctor didn't do surgery to remove it he just pulled it out was he suppose to do that?

If . If you are still having pain this far out, then you should again be evaluated. You may need an ultrasound to be sure that you don't have ongoing issues with retained products of conception. If you have increased pain, fever, bleeding, or new complaints then you should be seen immediately. Read more...
Confused.. Your information is a little confusing to me; are you concerned about long-term pain from your delivery, or asking whether the management of placenta accreta was appropriate in your case? Please clarify. Any time pain persists that far out after delivery it is abnormal and merits examination by a gynecologist. Standard management of suspected placenta accreta is prelabor cesarean hysterectomy @35w. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Placenta accreta?

Abnormal. Placenta actually attaches invasively to the uterine muscle rather than the uterine lining as it should.
May not be able to be separated when the baby is born. Read more...

Can placenta accreta be missed at delivery?

Very definitely. Unfortunately, placenta accreta is often diagnosed at the time post delivery when a cotyledon(plug) of placenta is missing or the placenta itself does not detach normally. At that point, aggressive measures to 'detach" the placenta may result in massive hemorrhage and the resultant post apocalyptic diagnosis of placenta accreta. Read more...

How long does bleeding associated with placenta accreta last?

Massive, brief. Profuse, life-threatening bleeding occurs suddenly if the placenta is allowed or forced to separate from the uterus in cases of accretism. Unless this is promptly and expertly treated with hysterectomy, maternal death from exsanguination occurs soon. Accreta bleeding is not chronic. Delivery at tertiary hospital/trauma center with large blood bank and mfm gyn oncologist surgical care is needed! Read more...

What is the cause of placenta accreta?

Don't know. We don't know all the causes, but we know certain folks are at increased risk, such as having multiple c-sections and placenta previa. Read more...
Uterine scars/defect. The placenta tends to implant over pre-existing uterine scars or defects; when that occurs, the invasive nature of the placenta can lead to abnormally increased vascularity in areas without sufficient uterine muscle to control the bleeding once the placenta is delivered (particularly near the cervix). That is potentially life-threatening if undiagnosed until delivery and managed in small hospital! Read more...

What are the tests for placenta accreta?

Ultrasound & MRI. An accreta is a more dangerous form of placental abnormality and ultrasound isn't very accurate although it can show signs that concern us. Especially if someone has higher risk factors (previous c-section scar, uterine rupture). An MRI is more diagnostic of a placenta accreta and allows us to make vital preparations for delivery such as blood products, qualified surgeons, & embolization therapy. Read more...
Ultrasound, Doppler. The provisional working diagnosis is achieved prenatally with history taking and a targeted ultrasound examination by an expert in the field. Mri is not generally helpful, unless the placental invasion is posteriorly. The final diagnosis is made by pathological examination of the uterus and placenta en bloc after a cesarean hysterectomy. Read more...

What are the symptoms of placenta accreta?

Only at delivery. There are no symptoms during the pregnancy. Accreta presents with a placenta that will not detach after the infant is born. If the placenta is manually removed or removed under traction there is a great deal of bleeding, which may require surgery and possibly a hysterectomy. Accretas can sometimes be diagnosed prior to delivery via ultrasound or mri. Read more...
Vaginal bleeding. Placenta accreta is a post-hoc diagnosis made after autopsy (if you are unlucky and it was undiagnosed until delivery), or after pathological examination of the uterus and placenta en bloc (if you are lucky and it was suspected and managed appropriately in a tertiary care center with expert doctors, ICU and large blood bank). It is typically asymptomatic, although it can cause vaginal bleeding. Read more...

What makes it likely to have placenta accreta?

Uterine scarring. Women with a history of fibroid surgery or previous ceasarean whose placenta implants on scar tissue have a small, but present potential for the placenta to dig in too deeply. It can just happen de novo, too. Read more...
Previa/fibroids/scar. Placenta previa (placenta covering the cervix and obstructing the birth canal) is most closely etiologic to placenta accreta. Degenerating uterine fibroids, having had many babies, prior scars on the womb (e.g. Myomectomies, cesarean sections) and multiple d&cs can also lead to placenta accreta with or without placenta previa. Read more...

My sister has developed placenta accreta. What is it exactly?

Placenta accreta. A placenta accreta develops when the placenta invades or grows into the muscular layer of the uterus. With invasion of the muscle, detachment of the placenta after birth of the infant cannot occur. Retention of the placenta can lead to a postpartum hemorrhage. To remove the placenta, the uterus is usually removed after delivery of the infant. Read more...
Serious complication. I am sure you mean that your sister has suspected placenta accreta, as this a post hoc diagnosis only possible after the uterus and placenta have been removed en bloc and examined under the pathologist's microscope. This is potentially life-threatening diagnosis that should be managed proactively by experienced doctors and surgeons in large/tertiary care centers with large blood banks and icus. Read more...