Birthtellers is a designated time for women to gather together in a safe space and share their experiences and expectations of childbirth with one another. This time is meant to be mutually beneficial for the storytellers and listeners. The mothers sharing their stories can find validation and healing while naturally spurring dialogue for real life learning as they pass down their pearls of wisdom to compassionate listeners. It becomes equally important to share difficult stories and positive stories in order to defuse fear, build confidence, and pass down subjective knowledge. The passing down of birth stories creates a cognitive matrix that guides women to reflect, learn from one another and prepare for birth.