Many expectant moms look forward to a beautiful childbirth. But what happens if you need a c-section? Two things are for sure: Your birth experience will not be as warm and intimate as you may have imagined, and your body will need more time to recover than if you had a vaginal birth. But in the grand scheme of parenthood, these are minor things; the c-section has the desired effect of delivering your baby safely into your arms. Here's the lowdown on having a c-section.