My birth story: I went in with my mom, my df, and my best friend on the night of October 3rd. The next morning, I was induced. By 9:45 pm, I hadn't progressed past 4. I was taken for a c-section after 14 hours of labor. My daughter was born at 10:11 pm at 6 lbs 10 oz. I was in recovery for an hour, then taken to my room where everyone was waiting. Within 3 hours, I was up and walking around and my nurses were in awe of it (I don't see why. I'm not the first woman to go through a longer labor than have a c-section and be up and walking quickly).
Now I'm going to tell you why I HATED having a c-section. I didn't get to hold my daughter first. Her dad (df) picked her up while I was recovery. My mom held her next. I also wanted a vaginal birth (BADLY). I know it's probably stupid of me, but I was pissed and jealous that they held her before me (still am, to be honest. I've tried to let it go, but I can't make peace with it for some reason).
So, back to the post. Thoughts on c-sections and vaginal births and possible share your birth story?