Considering elective c section==what are the odds of a serious adverse event, such as death?

Relatively safe. C- section is relatively safe. In fact almost 1 in 4 women will have the procedure. However, it does pose a higher risk of some complications than a vaginal delivery. It is therefore important to know and understand your risks before having the procedure. A good under-standing will help you in your discussions with your ob/gyn. Visit www.Americanpregnancy.Org/labornbirth/cesareanrisks.Html.