The only way to really grasp the medical miracle of a cesarean is to see pictures of a c-section actually occurring.
Pictures of a C-Section
A page describing the cesarean procedure would fill a page, but be boring and unhelpful to the average non-medical-student mom. Too many long complicated anatomy words to follow.
These cesarean photos were taken by Avi Reem of the birth of his daughter, Shira, on March 30, 2006.
Finally, here's a photo of Shira "all grown up" at 7 months.
Although it looks easy, it is no recovery picnic. Unless there is a medical reason to undergo this major surgery, I strongly encourage you to pursue a vaginal birth.