Is gotoAndPlay a problematic function jumping to new scenes?

I am creating a flash piece with multiple scenes. When I jump using the gotoAndPlay function, it jumps to the scene but the playhead stays at frame 1 instead of playing on from frame 1 of the new scene. I have been using gotoAndPlay jumping to labelled frames often with little problems. But not to scenes. Is there some problem with using gotoAndPlay function to jump to new scenes?