I had two natural births then a c/s for my third. C/S would never be my preference, I still went through the labor until 10cm dilated but she was face presentation so had to emergency c/s. So I was exhausted after the surgery but the 8 hours of labor prior didn't help. But for me the C/S recovery is SO much harder and for me the actual birthing experience was really different. I loved the natural births and being able to hold bubs skin on skin immediately after bubs came out for over an hour.