I am on a couple other boards and recently the issue of c-section guilt has been discussed. I am at a complete loss because I have no idea why these women feel guilty or what they are talking about when they say they felt "robbed of the birthing experience". Will someone please explain this to me? I had a c-section and it was wonderful to be able to deliver my baby quickly and relaxed (after waiting 41 weeks to meet him!) I can't even imagine how miserable it would be to go through a long, drawn out, difficult vaginal delivery, especially a failed induction. My surgery was fast and uneventful and in less than an hour I was back in the recovery room breastfeeding my DS. And my recovery from the c-section was so easy, I was up and running around the hospital the next day and went home with nothing more than Motrin for the pain. So why do some women regret having c-sections and what on earth is this so-called birthing experience that they feel robbed of? Isn't it enough that they have a healthy baby? Why does it matter how they get here as long as they get here! I just don't get it!