Is this your first child? I had a c-section with my first (he was breech). I've never had a vaginal birth, but I cannot imagine that the pain of recovery is anywhere close to that of my c-section. For me, it was absolutley horrible. It was weeks before I felt fine, and I used all but one of the magic pain pills I was prescribed. Just getting out of bed was a nightmare!! I'm pregnant now, and planning a v-bac with lots of epidural medicine, and really hoping for the best. I'm not at all one of those people that care if you give birth "naturally" or c-section, so my answer isn't coming from that direction, just thefact that I was in a lot of pain. Sorry I didn't really answer your question. Good luck!
at 9:39 PM on Dec. 29, 2008