I had a c-section with my son, due to his size he was 11lbs 4oz. Even though a c-section was not in my plan, the health of my baby was all that mattered at that point. So I labored all day, and then had a c-section. I was up and walking around the next day, with pain meds of course, but when I left the hospital I was only on ibupropen. After 2 weeks the only struggle I had was sleeping on my belly, but I had just spent the previous 9 months on my side so it wasn't an issue.I know what it's like to have your ideal, natural birth detoured a little bit by not going according to plan. But a c-section is nothing to be afraid of. When you are healing listen to your body. I am pregnant with #2 and I will be having another c-section, I will not attempt a vbac. Make sure you ask yoru Dr tons of questions, the what if's eased my mind tremendously. Especially since a c-section wasn't in my plan until 2 hrs before my son arrived!Good luck!