We often refer to birth as miraculous, and it can also seem mysterious. Many times there is a veiling around birth and labor, and the types of work mothers and birthworkers do to bring new life into this world. In this episode, Allegra Hill shares birth stories from her family and how her personal journey led her into the world of birthwork.

It is part two of our miniseries on Black midwives in Los Angeles devoted to helping women experience empowered births through their birthing center and foundation.