Will Caesarean births become the norm?

The lead story in the Sunday Times this morning reveals that for the first time the NHS will be required to allow women to have an elective caesarean when there is no medical need. I am a mum to five children – four born in NHS hospitals and one born suddenly at home. I have never had a caesarean, although with my fifth child a problem with his heart rate during labour meant I came very close. My view is that birth is already over-medicalised. When I went into sudden labour in the early hours of the morning with my daughter she was born before an ambulance arrived. We had no option but to let nature take it’s course and nature did an amazing job. I am not recommending giving birth in this way because although my husband did brilliantly helping our daughter into the world, so many things could have gone wrong.
If elective caesarans become available to all women I fear before too long, natural birth will be sidelined. Birth will become a a production line process. I am not against caesarean birth at all, but I would hate the tide to turn so far in favour babies born via surgery that my daughters generation come to view natural labour as old fashioned.