Disorders of the Placenta

Expert Care for Disorders of the Placenta during Pregnancy

An increasing number of women are diagnosed with placenta accreta, a serious condition that occurs when the placenta attaches too deeply to the uterine wall. If you have this or a related condition (placenta increta, placenta percreta or placenta previa), we offer high-risk obstetricians who have expertise in these disorders. Importantly, at the time of birth, our multidisciplinary team and our hospital are prepared for all possible complications during delivery, and we provide world class care for premature babies. Our experts take all possible steps to meet your individual needs to optimize the health of mother and baby.

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In this video, Daniela Carusi, MD, Director of Surgical Obstetrics and the Abnormal Placentation Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine describes the diagnosis, risks and recovery for women who develop placenta accreta.

Best Choice for Safe Pregnancy and Delivery with Placental Disorders

  • Since 2008, our Program for Surgical Obstetrics and Placental Abnormalities has cared for hundreds of women with uterine and placenta disorders, as well as others who face a potentially complicated delivery.
  • Our experienced multidisciplinary team cares for 30 to 50 women yearly who have placenta accreta. This has enabled Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop expertise and leading research in this and related conditions.
  • Our team of experts offer Virtual Visits to connect with you while you stay at home. Many appointments, including an initial consult, second opinion, monitoring, or follow-up care, can effectively be held virtually so you can begin or continue your care.
  • Our state-of-the-art 66-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides the most advanced technology in New England for premature babies.
  • More than 200 women give birth to twins or triplets each year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. You can count on the deep experience of the multidisciplinary team in our Comprehensive Care Center for Multiples, which is designed to ensure families expecting multiples are healthy, confident and cared for before, during and after pregnancy.

We understand that you may have concerns and want to assure you that we are steadfast in our commitment to safely providing the care you need. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are available to connect with you in person and with Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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