I agree that it's best to have your ob assess your situation to see what is best for you.
But I'm going to say that recovery is not always faster if you go natural, there are always exceptions, with my first my recovery took a loooong time, (was a natural birth) my second was also natural but felt "back to normal" within a couple wks.
My first was drug free, second I had pethidine, which they say can cause breathing issues (although for us it didn't) and that it makes babies lethargic therefore they don't feed well hindering the bonding process, I felt that I bonded way faster with my second ( as I'm sure most ppl do) despite the drugs. I really feel that all this "bonding" research/facts drives me insane! But that's just me
What I'm saying is everyone is different and every pregnancy different, I've had 2 natural both very different.