With Breech babies, most doctors would perform a c-section. My son decided to turn breech at 39 weeks. Some drs will try to turn the baby and then induce you. However, in my case, my placenta was anterior and I would have had a high risk of having placental abruption or bleeding. So I had a c-section. It was more painful than my previous two births, but it wasn't horrible.
The worst part of the c-section was the spinal medication, when it wears off it causes you to shake uncontrollably. It took a few hours for it to wear off. They had me up and moving fairly quickly. And once I came home, I was up and moving around.
I was one of those crazy people, I went to Target a few days after I was home because I wanted out of the house. While I didn't walk around the store, I did use one of those battery operated carts.
Around the 10 day mark, when the internal stitches start to dissolve, you have to be careful and not do too much even though you are feeling better overall.
I was thankful that I have older kids to help me and my husband out with household chores and what not. I was able to rest and heal. So if you have someone who can help you for those first few days, it would be beneficial.
I had back labor for the most part with my older son, I had him naturally with only a dose of IV meds. I was about to get an epidural when he decided that he was ready to come right then and there. His birth was the easiest.
My oldest daughter, my water broke with her. Her birth was pretty painful as well. Contractions hurt worse when your water breaks, of course, being 19 at the time, I was fighting them instead of breathing with the contractions. I did have an episiotomy with her. And that took forever to heal, I want to say about 6 months.