I had an emergency C section and despite being prepped enough to put a c section part in my birth plan (just in case), I wasn't really prepared for it! I naively assumed it wouldn't happen or if it did that what I asked for in my plan would be possible (to be fair I'd written it when my baby was breech so was anticipating planned not emergency). One of the main things I wish I'd done was read up on the physical impact of C section as I had no idea about that. By about day 3 post partum it was all ok on that front, but it would have much easier to have understood this beforehand. Hope this helps other mums!