Ok here goes i have had two nightmare labours so far and as a result i am unable to give birth naturally. i had none of the pushing and panting. I feel robbed in a way. With my first born Shaun i was extremely tired (total lack of sleep for 3 days, due to being uncomfy) and although managing on the gas and air for the start of the labour by about an hour into it I had to have monitors placed on his head in the Birth Canal as i was not progressing as they would have liked. After about 30 minutes of monitering i was rushed from one room to the next told if i didnt have a c-section the baby would die. Obviously to my horror i signed away and went into the operating room. They put me under a General Anasthetic too as i was so tired anyway. I remeber little about the whole thing really just those pointers. Anyway 5 days later i left the hospital. With my 2nd child on the way i was given the option of a 2nd c-section or going Natural. No contest really Naturel please Unfortunatly Ben had different ideas. I was 2 weeks over due to be induced at 9am on the friday and at 4 am i went into labour I got to the hospital and all was set for a natural birth, then my waters broke and i was in tremendous pain. The Doctors and Midwife checked me out and it turned out although my 2nd bundle of joy had decided to be so good at the last day or so he had managed to turn himself and was trying to be delivered TRANSVERSE. (sideways) well actually one leg had already managed to make its way into the birth canal, and the rest of him was stuck. So off i went again for another c-section to aid in the birth. This time i also opted for a General Anasthetic, coz i'm a chicken anyway again 5 days later i'm out of the hospital. I'm now trying for my 3rd and final baby. I say my final as i have had 2 c-sections and it is advisable if not the medical law to say 3 c-sections is enough. BTW i have to have another c section as i will not be allowed to carry full term. The reasons behind both these reasonings is the lining of the womb would have been ruptured too many times and too much strain may cause a rupture resulting in heomariging <<sp and possibly death. So i've vowed not to chance it. Anyway my main reason is as i said earlier i feel robbed of a natural birth so for those who have managed to go one better than me please can you tell me what it was like for you. Or if you are trying for your first and had the option of Natural or C-Section which would you chose and why ?? And i totally apologise now if i have upset anybody.