I had a epidural in before I knew I was going to have a ceaser as my baby was starting to stress, but it wasn't scary at all. You are transferred to a operating table and I was covered in warm blankets, the nurses were fablous. My husband came in once I was all set up and the doctor asked me if i could feel her rubbing a sharp object over my bell which i couldn't. My ob was talking to me the whole time telling me stories about my scar. There are lots of people around, doctors, nurses etc included your husband. You can't see anything as there is a sheet up between you and your belly and then all of a sudden you can hear cries which made me cry. You can still feel the movments of your belly as they are pushing the baby out, which made me feel a bit sea sick. All up I think it was about 2 hours before I was back in my room and able to hold my baby, which I did need help with. All I can say is don't be scared it is a experience you wont forget just like a vaginal birth. If you want to know anything else just ask. Good luck.