Read What to Expect When You're Expecting!!! It is wonderful...it helped me tremendously to unerstand what was going on and what to expect throught my whole pregnancy, labor, delivery, and even afterwards. You could check it out from the library...but I recommend buying it if you can. It is just nice to have on hand for your whole pregnancy, and you can buy it at any book store, Babies R' Us, or Wal-Mart probably. Good luck!