C-Section Advice & Stories

Yesterday at my 14 week appointment I was told I most likely have to have a C section, due to my sons size and him coming almost 3 weeks early. He also got his shpulder stuck while the doctor almost had to break his collar bone... I heard recovery for C-sections are so much worse... I want to give birth naturally again but I will do it for the safety of my baby and me. How does the process go? What does it look like before the procedure and after? When can you fully hold your baby? How is the pain? Someone please share your knowledge or experience.