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The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry
Burkman RT
TheFemalePatient.2012;37(2):14-16.

With the rising cesarean delivery rate, we are starting to see an increased frequency of significant complications, such as placenta accreta. In their publication for the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network, Silver and colleagues examined over 30,000 women who had delivered by cesarean section without labor between 1999 and 2002. The incidence of placenta accreta with each ensuing cesarean delivery rose with a rate at 0.24% with the first, climbing to 6.7% with the sixth.


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