Did you have a vaginal birth first time? Can I possibly ask what happened 1st time that has put you off?
Benefits of an Elective C Section is that it is peaceful (no rushing like an emergency). You can choose some nice music, and usually, you can ask for the normal delayed cord clamping etc. Not to mention the benefit of knowing exactly when you will have your baby.
The downside of course is recovery. You will need to stay in for a few days afterward. It is major surgery, but I have seen Mums recover really quickly and of course, if you have support from partner/husband or relative, this help can also make a big difference.
2nd births are often much faster, so if you are thinking giving birth, 2nd babies can be a lot easier to birth (as your body knows what to do 2nd time round). Depending on why your birth was so tricky first time, may not necessarily mean the same will happen 2nd time (depending on what the issues were first time of course).
I do hope this helps.