Labor and delivery is something that's completely life- changng and a major event in your life. I give you props for reading about everything, it's the best way to get information on the things that might happen, and things that you may already be experiencing. I've had two babies so far, and at certain points, I either couldn't wait to have them to hold, or I wanted to throw them up instead of push them out, or I wanted to keep them in for as long as possible because I was scared of delivering. Your body is still physically 'young', so it might be hard for you, only because of your age, but that's not for sure. For the remainder of your pregnancy, your body will keep changing in all sorts of weird ways, but it'll mostly be normal, unless your doctor says otherwise. My first was induced, and it was great, because my labor was 10 hours long. My epidural didn't work too well, and I experienced a lot of pain that I can't fully explain, but after a few weeks everything returns to normal. With my second, he came early, and most of the labor was like bad menstural cramps... and I decided to go to the hospital once they got too strong. I had the epidural again, and it worked- I felt NOTHING- then and afterwards! I have lots of tattoos, but I didn't look at the needle either time. It feels like a bee sting in your spine, and hurts the first few minutes while it's working it's way through your body, but then you feel numb-it's great!The nurses are usually really supportive and talk you through everything (which is why I didn't take birthing classes); they also do everything they can to make you comfortable. They and your doctor can always answer questions you think might be silly- chances are they've heard them all before.The aftermath of the birth and coming home is definitely overwhelming, I won't lie. You just have to keep your head up through all of it and remember to do what's best for you and your baby.Keep reading and asking questions- good luck!