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.
May. 24, 2012