Some options you have (depending on your care provider and hospital policy):
*Who will be with you? Many hospitals will allow two support people in the OR. Will you have a doula (yes, doulas are valuable even in this situation!)? Will you have a birth photographer? Family members?
*Music playing during delivery. What songs do you want playing when your baby enters this world?
*Are there certain words that you want spoken as your baby is born? Who will say them?
*Who will reveal the gender of the baby?
*If your baby needs to go to the nursery, will your partner go with him? Will your partner stay with you? Will you have someone else to stay there with you?
*Can you have skin to skin time with your baby in the OR as they finish the surgery?
*Will you have someone there to write down important things that happen and the words that are said as your baby is born? Who will have that role?
*Do you want pictures of the birth? What pictures are important to you? Who will take them?
*Would you like the screen dropped as baby emerges so that you can see?
A doula will play a huge role in a scheduled C-section. She will talk with you as you plan the birth, explaining your options and helping you to develop your plan. She will be with you before the procedure as you are prepped, encouraging you, giving you massage, providing support to your partner. She will keep a timeline of events that happen and things that are said, which will be turned into your birth story. She will help you with breastfeeding, so that you can find a position that is comfortable with your incision. She will have resources for the postpartum period and ideas to make recovery as easy as possible. She will take pictures for you during the birth so that your partner can be focused on you and the baby.
As you can see, doulas play an important role in EVERY kind of birth!