Placenta Accreta Disorder

By Sara Lee Kessler

Barbara DeLeon-George, a 38-year-old South Orange woman, is lucky to be alive following the birth of her fifth child, Hannah, four months ago.  During her third trimester, Barbara learned that she had developed placenta accreta, a rare condition in which the placenta attaches to a previous C-section scar and grows at an uncontrolled rate.  Dr. Abdulla Al-Khan, Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center, says he and his team now see one to two placenta accreta cases a month.

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