Hi, I'm a new member and I'm wondering if anyone's got some advice or at least some sympathy for me. =) A little background: I'm pregnant with my second, with a planned c-section scheduled for Feb 28th. My first birth was also a c-section tho not planned. Not really an emergency but after 2 days of labor, 6 hours of pushing, and almost no progress we opted for the section. It went beautifully and I recovered quickly. My little girl is perfectly healthy and I have no regrets. I feel like I really gave it everything I had and it just wasn't gonna happen any other way. This time around tho, I felt way less confident of anything different happening, and so, not wanting to go thru a long labor just to have another surgery, I choose to schedule another c-section. I'm happy with my decision but I guess I'm starting to freak out a bit about the actual surgery part. I've actually had nightmares about it the last few nights. Guess it's been on my mind a lot. With my first section I was so fatigued and out of it, I didn't care what they did to me. It all happened so fast too. I remember laying on the table and thinking 'this is the most comfortable I've been in days'. I guess I know that this time I will be going into it at full capacity, completely alert and aware of everything going on. Maybe someone has some advice for me, or could share their story. What's it like going into a scheduled c-section?