I have never had an elective cesarean, but I did have a VBAC. For me the birthing experience was important. I guess your friend will really need to examine how important it is for her. Every woman is different. I know that I would have regretted an elective cesarean, and that is why I worked so hard for my VBAC. If it is simply out of fear, I would suggest that maybe she looks into the real risks of both VBAC and repeat cesarean.... It would suck if she regretted it because she wasn't fully informed and chose a repeat cesarean out of fear.