Reducing the incidence of placenta accreta
What is Placenta Accreta?
Placenta accreta is a serious pregnancy condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. Typically, the placenta detaches from the uterine wall after childbirth. With placenta accreta, part or all of the placenta remains attached.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Cesarean section has been done for centuries, but a little bit over one century ago, the operation was avoided at all costs, because of the high mortality rate associated with C-sections. It was not until the latter part of the 19th century, in 1882, that a German obstetrician, Dr. Max Sanger, created a technique that helped reduce maternal mortality and infection associated with Cesarean section. This technique was the most popular method of Cesarean section until the 1970s, when some newer methodologies were developed.
Reducing the Risks!
After 40 years in practice, Dr. Antoine and colleagues realized that the use of a new technique could decrease the incidence of placenta accreta by decreasing the incidence of abnormal placentation in subsequent pregnancies. This new method consists of protecting the lining inside of the uterus to keep it within the uterus at the time of the closure of the uterine incision, enabling the lining to be protected and thus diminishing the incidence of scar tissue later on.
Dr. Antoine’s has taught his technique to over 200 OB/GYN trainees, published, presented at conferences, and to the former commissioner of the New York State Health Department and his team.
Dr. Antoine's Technique