This Rare Pregnancy Condition Cost A Mother Her Legs

Jun 3, 2016 at 9:40 am |
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Devastating.

We’ve come a long way with safety in modern medicine. Largely, those of us in developed countries feel pretty confident that when we go to a hospital to give birth we are going to end up okay.

Unfortunately, complications in pregnancy and childbirth happen anyway. One woman’s lack of information about an undiagnosed condition cost her dearly, and she now has to be a parent without her legs.

Credit: Ella Clarke

A woman undiagnosed with placenta accreta woke up from a cesarean section without her legs.

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