Society is pulling us in directions that degenerates us on so many levels. That something is becoming popular and normal is not any indication whatsoever that it's a better choice, or even a comparable choice. It simply means this is the "new normal". Just look at all the health problems directly correlated to modern western society which is not found in more primitive populations. Normal has nothing to do with what is best, or what is healthy.
There are risks to performing a C-section :
Why is it getting more normal to do a C-section?
doctors might make a few hundred dollars more for a C-section compared to a vaginal delivery, and a hospital might make a few thousand dollars more.
The most important factor for making this choice may be the impact on your baby's health.
You need to research how a c-section impacts the microbiome, strength of immune system, digestive system and correlation with chronic diseases. There has been a lot of focus on this over the last decade. It's not popular topics that you get stuffed in your face, but there are a lot of litterature and studies if you just google these search terms. The gut/immune/brain connection is where the true breakthrough in medical science is happening today. We need to pay attention to and educate ourselves in this field if we want to stay healthy and get healthy children.
C-section infants don’t get enough good microbes
Vaginal vs. Cesarean Birth: Effects on Baby's Microbiome
Adding some reliable references backing up the points mentioned. Most links above also have further links to medical journals.
3.7 times higher risk of maternal mortality with cesarean vs vaginal delivery:
"finds an increase in the C-section rate in the Medicare population after C-sections became more highly reimbursed
relative to vaginal deliveries. Specifically, they found a 0.7 ppt increase for a $100 increase in the fee differential."
"Meta-analyses of cohort and case-control studies find a positive association [of caesarean delivery] with type 1 diabetes (based on 20 studies),2 asthma (23 studies),3 and obesity (nine studies).4 We did not find any meta-analyses that reported no association with these outcomes."
"planned c-section is associated with early breastfeeding cessation."
"Maternal morbidity associated with multiple repeat cesarean deliveries"
"Cesarean delivery associated with childhood diseases" (allergy, asthma, celiac disease, diabetes, gastroenteritis)
"primary gut flora in infants born by cesarean delivery may be disturbed for up to 6 months after the birth"
"The mode of delivery was associated with differences in intestinal microbes 7 years after delivery."
"There is accumulating evidence that intestinal bacteria play an important role in the postnatal development of the immune system. 30 Thus, if the intestinal flora develops differently depending on the mode of delivery, the postnatal development of the immune system might also be different."
"Vaginal birth after cesarean was related to a 31% (95% CI: 17%, 47%) lower risk of offspring obesity compared to repeat cesarean section. In within-family analysis, individuals born by cesarean had a 64% (8%, 148%) higher odds of obesity than their siblings born vaginally."