It's a surgical procedure, so there are many details common to all surgical procedures, like making sure the right patient is on the table and that the right operation is going to be performed. There are good reasons for preferring a spinal or epidural anaesthetic as opposed to a general, since you really don't want to anaesthetise the baby as well. The operating site will be screened from view unless the mother specifically requests otherwise, when a mirror can be appropriately arranged. The surgeon may chat with the mother during the procedure, and of course the baby can be shown to mother as soon as it has been delivered and tidied up. As an anaesthetist I always enjoyed attending the planned C-section deliveries, though sometimes the emergency deliveries were a bit panic-struck.