my firstborn entered the earth by nonemergency c-section after 28 hours of labor. For my second, a scheduled c-section after great personal debate. My mother had 5 cesareans and has always said that she felt a little cheated- a bit like a failure. I have never felt this way. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my first scar is still present- I thought it would be cut away to make the new one which, by the way, is only 11 weeks old.