I felt like my c/s was due to a cascade of interventions. I got to 10cm, pushed for 2 hours, but DS never dropped down low enough to actually push out. I started with an induction, agreed to having my water broken (well, honestly, I just did whatever the OB said), and I pushed for 2 hours and thought my time was up....because that's what i was basically told.
I knew that this was NOT what my body intended, so I knew that if I let my body do it's thing, everyone would be must happier. I knew that my body knew what to do, I was just impatient and uneducated at the time about what was right, best, and natural. So, I found a VBAC friendly doctor, educated myself a lot, found a lot of support, did a lot of reading and mental preperation.
I knew that it was the right choice for me because I wanted more children, and I knew that the benefits far outweighed the risks when it came down to attempting a VBAC vs 2, 3, or 4 MORE c/s's!
I also knew that I personally did feel like I missed out on something vaginally birthing a baby. Not to say that everyone feels that way, and obviously I only feel that way because I was not an emergency....but I wanted to get that sense of satisfaction and pride that i felt like I was missing!
Oh, and like previously mentioned one of the things I HATED, HATED, HATED about a c/s was the fact that my baby went to the nursery, while I went to recovery. I sat alone, while all of my family could go watch my child have a bath, get his hair brushed, have a bottle (grrrrrrrrrrr, NOT happy about that one since my DH even said NO BOTTLE, NO BOTTLE, she wants to breast feed!!!)