Sri Ramakrishna Hospital: Placenta Accreta Spectrum – A High-Risk Effect of C-Sections Pregnant Wome
the mother of a three-year-old girl, got pregnant for the second time at 28. Her first child came from a Caesarean section. Her ultrasonography during her second pregnancy showed a normal growth pattern and no visible defects in the baby. The first hiccup came when the treating clinician found an anomaly in the placental position. The placenta breaching the inner layer of the uterus and sticking to its entire thickness. This meant that the placenta could not be delivered normally after the baby saw the light of the world, and the mother was suddenly facing a life-threatening situation in the form of haemorrhage and severe morbidity. This clinical challenge is commonly known as a Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS).