One of the things that kept me calm during my labor at home was nothing short of unexpected: a steady slideshow of my and my partner's wedding photos on the screen in our bedroom. Instead of a normal TV in our room, we have a screen and a digital projector, which was connected to our Apple TV, where those photos are the screen saver. All night (and day, because labor) long, my birth playlist streamed while the photos cycled. In hindsight, that was definitely among the kinds of labor and delivery moments that prove you're a millennial mom. Even as I was doing basically the oldest thing human beings do, in a mostly low-tech way, I still had to have my favorite techie comforts.
Millennial mamas do everything about parenting a bit differently from generations past, even when what we're doing what comes "naturally." We have more information available to us than ever before, that highlights different approaches and philosophies about birth, and most of us feel empowered to choose what kind of birth experience we want. Of course and usually, there are both big and small ways we work technology into the experience, even if it's not directly part of the childbirth process itself. Smartphones in the birthing suite work almost as hard as any doulas, doctors, or midwives present. Trust.
If any of the following scenarios related to labor and birth are familiar to you, congratulations: you're a member of the most accomplished, progressive, and misunderstood generation on the planet. We don't really have buttons, but we do hand out blue check marks on Twitter. So, you know, at least you have that going for you.