C section mommas need help!

So I had a horrible first labor and delivery 24 hrs of labor to have to have a c section.. And not only a c section but bc I had already had 2 epiderals and was coming off of it they had to put me to sleep. Making it a horrible recovery and was just really traumatic. So this time around I wanted to try naturally but now having second thoughts. I believe I am better prepared and hoping for a better experience from this c section. BUT what I really need help with is.. Is there anything I will need ahead of time. Items that were really helpful to have after? Just any info I can get my hands on would be great! Thanks!