When medical students are studying to get their Doctor of Medicine degree…they are given a patient scenario where everything goes wrong, when nothing should, no explanation. I was told, that was me. Four previous easy, healthy, quick labors and births, made it seem that this one would follow suit. It did not, not in any way. I suffered from placenta accreta. My placenta was too attached to my uterus and with delivery, the uterus tore. We knew none of this, not before, not during, not immediately after.