No, no "near miss" hysterectomy here, but I think they wanted to do Carol's because of hemorrhaging. So not only did they do vbirth and csec, but then they made her nearly bleed to death, then the near hysterectomy, then BACK from the brink .... I'm sure it happens, but it sure happens a lot to the docs who work in *that* ER...
One of my professors had a hysterectomy at the birth of her first child. She had placenta accreta, where it actually burrows into the wall of your uterus. There's no other way to get it out. She was sad, but blessed by her healthy daughter.
And yes, frolix, my twins have separate birthdays! And it wasn't one of those "minute after midnight" ones, either. I love it, because I insisted the whole pregnancy that they were little individuals. So one was one day, one was the other, one is fair and one is dark, one is male and one is female, one is easygoing and one is ... not so much (
), one was natural and one was csec.
Vive la difference!