Quite a few of the side stories in Octopath Traveler 2, like “The Baby’s Coming,” involve using an ally’s ability to recruit an NPC to bring them to a certain place. This means you need someone like Ochette or Temenos to “Befriend” or “Guide” someone where they need to be. That’s how you get a midwife from Flamechurch to Cape Cold.
To kick off “The Baby’s Coming” in Octopath Traveler 2, you need to head to Cape Cold first. The expectant father will be right near the entrance to town, panicking. He’ll note that the midwife who will deliver the baby is in Flamechurch, but his wife is in labor now.
From there, head south to Flamechurch. If you go to the hotel, you’ll find the midwife there. She’s a three-strength character. It shouldn’t be too difficult for Temenos to guide her, so long as he’s past level 12. (She agreed to come with him right away when I asked.) After she’s joined as an summonable NPC, teleport to Cape Cold.
Finally, talk to the father. The midwife will do her thing, the baby will be delivered safely, and all will be well. “The Baby’s Coming” Octopath Traveler 2 side story will be done, and you’ll get 3,000 leaves and a Nourishing Nut.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available.