Hello All! I am fairly new to this site, but not to CFS, which I have had for over 3 years. I gave birth via C-section to my first child 14 months ago due to failure to progress. I was 8 days overdue, started on Pitocin, had an epidural at 3 centimeters, at 5 centimeters and 14 hours later developed a fever and a C-section was performed. I was so disappointed and found the recovery period brutal. I still have not recovered to where I was prior to birth. With that said, we are unexpectedly pregnant again -- 16 weeks. Emotionally, I would love to have a vaginal birth, but my question is which is physically easier to recover from, vaginal or C-section? My predominant concern about giving birth vaginally is, will I have enough energy and stamina? Also, I suffer very easily from post-exertional malaise. How long will it take my body to bounce back? I am very curious to hear from those of you who have experience. Thank you for your input.