Placental Disorders Program

If you have a confirmed or suspected placenta accreta spectrum disorder (placenta accreta, increta, or percreta), you will find comprehensive care and compassionate support from our dedicated Placental Disorders Program team. We care about your pregnancy and take placental attachment complications very seriously. Because any of these high-risk conditions put you at risk of severe blood loss and other complications, we focus our efforts on making your pregnancy and birth safe.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the Bay Area—and one of the few in the country—to offer obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric services all together. The Placental Disorders Program services are provided as part of the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, within Packard Children’s Hospital, which is exclusively dedicated to giving pregnant women and their babies the strongest possible start. And due to our proximity to Stanford Hospital, we can seamlessly collaborate with specialists from the adult hospital to ensure that you get the right care, and at the right moment.

Why choose Stanford Children’s Health for your placental disorder care?

Our program stands out for skillfully coordinating and managing care for high-risk pregnancies, such as those involving placental attachment disorders, including diagnosis, pregnancy management, delivery, and postpartum care. We are prepared for unexpected situations throughout your pregnancy and delivery, and we are well-equipped to meet challenges that may arise with expert clinical care and extensive specialized experience.

Our team’s mission is to make sure that you and your baby have the best care possible by providing the following:

  • Comprehensive, expert care. Our team combines the expertise of multiple medical and surgical subspecialists, including maternal-fetal medicine specialists (high-risk obstetrics), gynecologic oncologists, obstetric anesthesiologists, neonatal intensive care physicians, the Stanford Blood Center team, and neonatology. Women with placental disorders require very complex care, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists can help minimize complications that can include life-threatening hemorrhage and premature birth. 
  • Coordinated care. Our program provides a coordinated care pathway that can help alleviate some of the stress that comes with navigating your condition. We provide you with a single point of entry for accessing the broad range of diagnostic, medical, and surgical experts who will care for you during your pregnancy.
  • Excellent outcomes. For best outcomes, we plan for every challenge that may present itself during pregnancy with a placenta accreta spectrum disorder.