A great way to prepare for a hospital birth is to learn how to use the hospital birthing bed ahead of time.
You can use Hill-Rom's E-learning course for the Affinity 4 birthing beds to learn how the beds work. Find the course here. Not all hospitals will have this particular model of birthing bed, but this should give you an idea of how the other beds work as well.
Hill-Rom also has labor cards with suggestions on how to use the Affinity 4 Birthing Bed during labor. They are great for labors with or without epidural use. View the labor cards below or find them here. These suggestions should work with any brand of hospital bed. I find them to be very useful.