What are the treatment options for placenta accreta?

Treatment of placenta accreta may vary slightly depending on when the condition is detected. This means that if you are not bleeding and in otherwise good health, typically, your doctor might have you go on bed rest. You'll need to stay at home and, for the most part, lie down rather than engaging in a lot of activity. Your doctor will probably talk to you about having a C-section delivery, and, unless you decide against it because of the desire for future pregnancies, a hysterectomy may also be scheduled. A hysterectomy lets the placenta stay in place while the uterus is removed. Depending on your case, you may be able to have a different surgery that leaves the uterus intact.

If it is an emergency situation, you will most likely be given a C-section followed by a hysterectomy to stop the hemorrhage.

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