One in 1,000 c-sections ends in "catastrophic bleeding." Did you know that? I sure didn't. That seems like a LOT. Here's a really, really sad news story. Coincidentally, the whole ordeal started with preeclampsia (subject of my last post and all the more reason to do everything we can to avoid it). Preeclampsia leads to a failed induction leads to c-section leads to catastrophic bleeding leads to death. So, so sad.
Stories like this really put articles like this one into perspective. (See here for some facts about the demand for elective cesareans).