I know how you feel. I really did want a natural birth (don't get me wrong - natural still means DRUGS to me tongue)... and I tried really hard...
Bub was a week overdue and stopped moving. They induced labour with cervadil. Contractions started almost straight away.. icky hurty ones about 20 mins apart. 2 days later, my waters still hadn't broken and the labour hadn't progressed. So they did another dose of cervadil. 2 days later... same situation. By now I'd been in hospital for 4 days, having contractions every 20 mins. On the 5th day they broke my waters and started the cyntocin drip... bub is almost 2 weeks overdue now. I had an epidural which was placed incorrectly, and only blocked knees down. 10 hours later, active labour, they finally believed me, and tested the epi (I was right) - I was given another, which again didn't work - at 15 hours and the 3rd epi, I finally was a little less in pain. At 21 hours after they broke my waters, I was told I could start pushing... and I did - for 2 hours. Baby's heart rate was at 260, and my BP dropped to 50/30... fun!
Finally, they opted for an emergency c-section, for both my sake and the baby - 6 days after I went into labour. Bub was born at 10 pounds (4.5 kg), and was rushed to neo-natal because his bsl was so low after such a long and dangerous labour. Turns out he was posterior and breech - how could they not have known that?
Why am I telling you this? Because people give me a hard time that I had a c-section. Personally? I tell them to stick it.
I'm pregnant again (bub is 1yr), and my obgyn has told me its just not safe to try to a natural delivery. After the last delivery, even if I tried natural, he has advised me the chances of going through with it are less than 1%. So I'm scheduling my elective c-section well ahead of time. Sure - I would have loved to be able to do this the "natural" way... but I already have the proof the c-sections are fine - my baby is 1 - healthy, beautiful, smart and funny... we have an amazing bond and as horrible as the experience was, I wouldn't change it... What happens happens.. so everyone else just needs to get the heck over it!