Response from Dr. Bill Sears:
ACOG's recent policy trivializes the major surgery of cesarean sections. I've assisted on nearly 500 cesarean sections and it IS major surgery that should be reserved for emergency situations in which the life or health of either mother or baby would be jeopardized by the usual vaginal delivery. C-sections, while life saving in many circumstances, should not be taken lightly. There's some evidence that the hormones during labor and delivery are beneficial for mother and baby. After surgery a mother's energy is diverted into healing her wounds rather than mothering her baby.
Dr. Bill Sears