I’ve had both my babies in hospitals. One naturally, and one surgically. Both times there were things about my stay while giving birth that surprised me. Good and bad. I thought I was more prepared the second time, but I was still taken aback about some things that came differently with a vaginal birth!
You can do all the research and feel as prepared as possible. I was, and there are still things I wish I had known going into it, or things I would’ve prepared for or done differently!