Quoting mama bear76:" Our 36 week ultrasound a few days ago shows li'l dude is 8 pounds, and lying side-to-side with no real ... [snip!] ... time, if it hurts my stomach to pee afterward, etc. We'd been planning a natural birth, but I guess it's not an option now?"
if you want to try a natural birth you tell your doctor you dont want a c section unless its the only option. Dont let your doctor pressure you into something you do not want.
I have had a vaginal and c section. My c section wasn't avoidable. I wanted a natural birth though but couldnt. If i had the option to try and have a vaginal one i would. The recovery is alot simpler and less painful and least it was for me.
I took a shower the same night, hell i wanted to get up hours after i got done because i had to poop. walk as much as you can, do not lay there. my daughter was brought to me about an hour after my c section and i got to breastfeed. my DH was with me the whole time.
My c section wasnt that bad and the recovery went pretty smoothly.
You still have 4 wks. if you dont want one then tell him you want to try first before you try c section. also they could be off on his weight.