@YogurtPark - Congrats on your pregnancy! I hope your baby is born happy and healthy.
I am a recent new mom, my son is 7 months old. When I was pregnant, I was afraid of having a C-section. My main concerns were harming myself or my baby, or not being able to ever again give birth vaginally after I had the C-section. My doctor told me that though it is not all that common, some women chose to deliver their next babies naturally.
I was not dilated enough, and I had already been in labor for over 15 hours when my doctor suggested that I have a Cesarean section. I could have risked harming myself or my baby if I had waited much longer to deliver.
The actual process was painless since the nurses doped me up pretty good. In the end, both me and my baby were fine, and my scar is actually not that bad.
Hopefully my story will ease your mind when it comes to having a C-section. Trust me, having one will not be the end of the world.