I agree "elective" doesn't mean it was the Mother's choice..
Both local hosptial's here have VBAC bans so you either choose your elective C-section or you drive almost 2hrs away. It's quite the "choice" that is offered, you get to have your hands tied to birth locally while practically being threatened with stories of you uterus rupturing.
So true. I have absolutely no one who will support a VBA3C in IL. It would be much longer than a two hour drive to find anyone who would deliver--don't even know where. I'm 99% sure I'm heading toward another C/S. Given the history of the reasons for my past C/S (all planned homebirths, 2 with more than 24 hrs of labor before transfer), I'm not comfortable with an unassisted birth. I wouldn't call my upcoming C/S "elective." I have no realistic choice.
I don't know why we're beating each other up over semantics here. The way I see it is, when possible it would be great to have a C/S like the one in the video versus the way they're typically done. Personally having a "natural c/s" (stupid terminology) still would not entice me to choose a C/S. Most people "naturally" minded would still fight like heck to have a vaginal birth.