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After A Healthy Delivery, Doctors Take One Look At Her Placenta And Decide To Leave It Inside

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Kristen Terlizzi / Vox

When Kristen and her husband discovered that she was pregnant with their second child, they were thrilled.

The young mother had delivered her first child by cesarean and was preparing to do the same with the second when an ultrasound revealed something disturbing.

Doctors diagnosed the 32-year-old mother with placenta accreta - a condition that causes the placenta to grow out of control.

A condition that could kill her.

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