1 in 333 Births
The estimated incidence of placenta accreta has tripled since the 1980s, from 1 in 1250 births to 1 in 333 births. Prevalence of placenta accreta rose parallel to the overall cesarean rate in the U.S.
Every mom deserves risk-appropriate obstetric care. Preventing cases of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity attributable to placenta accreta means looking upstream and preventing medically unindicated c-sections. Making this a reality requires better measurement of utilization and outcomes, regionalization of care for moms and babies, and scalable solutions to help improve the quality of care. We are focusing our efforts in the following areas to make birth safer for all moms: