Im sorry but to say C/S is not detrimental to babies or mothers (which Im assuming your also suggesting) is pretty inaccurate.
C/S puts babies at risk of respiratory problems, diabetes, hypertension, adult mental health issues, injury from surgery itself, effects of anaesthetic, depletion of immune responses and amongst other things the risks from prematurity as often elective C/S's are carried out to suit the medics and the mother without much thought for the best time for baby itself.
As far as mothers are concerned C/S is major abdominal surgery and carries the same risks as all other surgeries of the same nature including issues with bleeding, infection, trauma/injury during surgery. There are alsoi studies that suggest more postnatal mental health issues in women post C/S than after vaginal birth.
I have plenty of references to back this up if your interested.
To the original poster, we see very few primary elective C/S where I am although I fear it may be becoming more commonplace. It scares me that medics are happy to perform major abdominal surgery on request, often for simple reasons of convenience only, its pretty shocking really.