Apparently according to the birth trauma association, an elective CS is safer than a natural birth. I didn't know that, did anyone else? I had an emergency CS with my first. Have heard that women who requests CS for non medical reasons are to have psychological tests, is that true I wonder? I had known for a long time that most women GP have elective CS. While I would still have chosen to try for a nat birth, as unless you have lots of money/help, recoevering from CS with little ones needing you isn't easy, it does bother me that women are not given the choice of how to give birth, surely, as long as they are given all the facts, women who want a CS have just as much right to choose that as I had to choose not to? Also, apparently ELECTIVE CS are cheaper for the country than bad vaginal births.