At University of Michigan Health, our Placenta Accreta Spectrum team provides specialized delivery care for pregnancies complicated by abnormal placental growth into or beyond the uterine wall, which places patients at high risk for life-threatening blood loss after childbirth. Placenta accreta may develop in pregnancies following certain uterine surgeries, most commonly cesarean section. To safeguard the patient, this often requires hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or additional procedures after the infant is delivered.
Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Acute Care Surgery
- Obstetric Anesthesiology
- Critical Care Medicine
- Obstetric and Surgical Nursing
- Blood Bank
- Social Work
Consultation with our team will include high-quality imaging and coordination of complex and trauma-informed care around delivery. This may include cutting-edge tools such as REBOA, an intravascular balloon catheter for management of trauma and major bleeding, which can be utilized in the care of placenta accreta spectrum to slow down blood flow to control postpartum bleeding.
Our Approach to Care
Many of our patients travel significant distances to our hospital. We actively collaborate with the patient’s referring doctor to ensure that care maximizes both safety and convenience. We believe in the importance of providing clear, evidence-based information and support to families faced with a high-risk birth experience.
- How to prepare for your cesarean hysterectomy
- Learn from one family’s experience with placenta accreta spectrum
- What is placenta accreta?
- Resources from the Pan-American Society for the Placenta Accreta Spectrum
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with our Placenta Accreta Spectrum team, call the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center at 734-763-4264 to schedule an ultrasound and consultation.