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What is the rate of incidence for placenta accreta?

Your chances of having placenta accreta are minor. A study reports that 1 out of every 533 pregnancies has a case of either placenta accreta or the two very similar complications -- placenta increta and placenta percreta. It has been on the rise as women are now giving birth at a higher average age, and C-sections have become more common.

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