ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Placenta accreta can cause serious complications, including:
- Heavy vaginal bleeding. Placenta accreta poses a major risk of severe vaginal bleeding (hemorrhage) after delivery. The bleeding can cause a life-threatening condition that prevents your blood from clotting normally (disseminated intravascular coagulopathy), as well as lung failure (adult respiratory distress syndrome) and kidney failure.
- Premature birth. If you have placenta accreta, you might begin labor early. If placenta accreta causes bleeding during your pregnancy, you might need to deliver your baby early.
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