Bhagavath discusses infertility and pregnancy conditions with WMTV-15

Bala Bhagavath, MD, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, spoke with WMTV-15 in a recent story about a local woman, Abby Wiley, and her battle with infertility. The interview took place during National Infertility Awareness Week in late April. 

In “Wisconsin mom of three shares unique battle overcoming infertility,” Bhagavath explained what happens to a patient like Wiley, who had placenta accreta and how this leads to infertility.

Placenta accreta means the placenta has grown too deeply into the uterine wall and, “as a result, the placenta cannot separate and come off. It is stuck there. Of course, the uterus needs to expel that and contract to stop all the bleeding and if women cannot expel the placenta, they will continue to bleed, which is not healthy.”

Read the whole article here.

**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson