Having had an emergency C-section. I am quite sure that natural birth would have been far less taxing on my body and the recovery far easier. I am devastated I missed out on a natural birth and angry that I didn't fight hard enough. I went through the equivalent of a full labour (Laboured for around 20 hours) and then a C-section. That is where the recovery was really hard and painful. I'm sure an elective would've been much easier on me.