Placenta Awareness UK

Mansfield-resident, Felicity Benyon and friend, Katie Edwards are survivors of Placenta Percreta, a rare condition ‘where the placenta attaches itself and grows through the uterus and potentially to the nearby organs (such as the bladder).’ (source)

Placenta Percreta occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ such as the bladder. Placenta percreta is the least common of the three conditions accounting for approximately 5% of all cases. (source)

Felicity and Katie both had traumatic births, which left them with various physical and mental health problems. The pair found it hard to access support, as there is no specific, placental-focused charity, dealing with conditions such as Placenta Preavia, Vasa Preavia, and Placenta Accreta/Increta/Percreta. The aim of setting up this charity, in Felicity’s words, is to raise awareness of Placenta-related health conditions, support families affected, and work closely with the NHS to improve diagnosis and treatment for placental conditions.

Please spare a moment to support this project, by reading more about the aims that Felicity and Katie have, as well as making a monetary donation if you are in a position to do so. The target for the fundraiser is £7,500, and within 6 days, ‘Placenta Awareness UK’ has raised £360. Wishing you both every success with this journey and I do hope that you can reach your target.

You can help, by donating to and/or sharing Felicity and Katie’s fundraiser for Placenta Awareness UK here

Felicity, sporting a Placenta Awareness UK shirt.

Placenta Awareness UK

Author: Phoebe Cox

Date Published: 20 Apr 2021

Mansfield-resident, Felicity Benyon and friend, Katie Edwards are survivors of Placenta Percreta, a rare condition ‘where the placenta attaches itself and grows through the uterus and potentially to the nearby organs (such as the bladder).’ (source)

Placenta Percreta occurs when the placenta penetrates through the entire uterine wall and attaches to another organ such as the bladder. Placenta percreta is the least common of the three conditions accounting for approximately 5% of all cases. (source)

Felicity and Katie both had traumatic births, which left them with various physical and mental health problems. The pair found it hard to access support, as there is no specific, placental-focused charity, dealing with conditions such as Placenta Preavia, Vasa Preavia, and Placenta Accreta/Increta/Percreta. The aim of setting up this charity, in Felicity’s words, is to raise awareness of Placenta-related health conditions, support families affected, and work closely with the NHS to improve diagnosis and treatment for placental conditions.

Please spare a moment to support this project, by reading more about the aims that Felicity and Katie have, as well as making a monetary donation if you are in a position to do so. The target for the fundraiser is £7,500, and within 6 days, ‘Placenta Awareness UK’ has raised £360. Wishing you both every success with this journey and I do hope that you can reach your target.

You can help, by donating to and/or sharing Felicity and Katie’s fundraiser for Placenta Awareness UK here

Felicity, sporting a Placenta Awareness UK shirt.

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