I felt a little shell shocked after birth and was pretty open about the experience for the first few months. I think talking about it helped me cope. I wasn't going and telling strangers but if people asked i didn't mind talking. I did feel bad when a friend who was pregnant called and was asking for details and then she said she was scared and ended up crying later - whoops. It pretty much never comes up now, my youngest just turned 2 and I have a much less emotional, summarized version when it does come up.