||The purpose of this study was to explore the question, "how does the way a birthing person; processing information affect their birth experience." To do this I conducted a qualitative; phenomenological study with eight participants. The participants engaged in three interviews and; the MBTI Step II assessment. The MBTI was used as a platform to understand the participants'; information processing needs. The interviews focused on the participants' background on birth,; birth preparation choices, birth story, and discussing their MBTI results in conjunction with their; birth experience. MBTI results were validated as accurate by the participants; this enabled their; use during analysis. I found the following results. Participants whose pre-birth cultural narrative; allowed them to prepare in a manner that was in alignment with their information processing; needs knew what to expect and during the onset of birth they felt calm, in control, and joyful.; Participants whose pre-birth cultural narrative stood in conflict with their information processing; needs did not know what to expect and during the onset of birth they felt confused, unsupported,; and anxious. If the birth team was able to support the participants' information processing needs; the participants felt calm, in control, and joyful during labor and birth. If the birth team was; unable to support the participants' information processing needs the participants felt confused,; unsupported, and anxious during labor and delivery. I believe this data illustrates the power; relationships and information processing needs can have on the birth experience.