I help families and birth professionals prepare for the journey.


I help families and birth professionals prepare for the journey.

Do you feel like something is missing? As a pregnant parent, or as a birth professional, you may have a sense that the experience of birth deserves more than what you've found in other books or trainings. Together, we can do deeper.

Preparing for birth - and preparing to support families in birth - is about much more than learning the stages of labor or writing a birth plan. Whether you are a parent, professional, or both, birth invites you to explore profound depths difficult to access in other ways. Engaging with birth offers you a unique opportunity to know yourself more wholly. In this way, birth is an accelerated and compressed course in LIFE!

I've created my childbirth classes, parenting circles, and apprentice program to help expectant families and birth professionals develop or enhance the skills they need to embrace birth as a transformational journey.


My childbirth classes include options to work live with me in a group childbirth class via zoom, or refresh your skills in a birthing again class, or join me for one of my very special in-person weekend immersions, or if you need a more flexible schedule, we can arrange a private course just for you!

Childbirth is more than just having a baby. My book Transformed by Birth invites you to discover childbirth as a transformational experience that alters your knowing of who you are and lasts long after pregnancy and birth are over.

A Six-Month, Online, Group Apprenticeship for Birth Professionals. Tending Your Heart, Head, and Hands so you can best serve families.

Britta holding Transformed by Birth


Author, Transformed by Birth (2020)

Dr. Bushnell is a wife and mother, and a childbirth, relationship, and parenthood specialist, author, and speaker.

Using cultural mythology and ritual preparation, Dr. Bushnell challenges hidden preconceptions and helps individuals, couples, and birth professionals cultivate new ways to approach life’s most important transitions. Having worked with new families for over two decades, Dr. Bushnell blends her professional experience of the childbearing year with her doctoral study in mythology and psychology bringing a fresh approach to an age-old human experience.

She is an engaging teacher, storyteller, and speaker, and whether she's addressing a room of expectant parents, new mothers, kids, or seasoned birth professionals, she has a way of captivating and inspiring them all.

Britta lives in Southern California with her husband and (when they are in town) their two sons, who are now young adults.

"Humans are meaning making, ritual crafting, religion creating beings. We wrap ourselves in stories and mythology that help us understand who we are and what is important. It is childbirth’s fundamental character as a rite of passage, as a moment of great transformation created by our biology, that makes it so ripe for mythological exploration."

- Britta Bushnell, PHD

Britta is quite simply one of the best teachers I have ever had for any subject.


Britta, you are a master at what you do.

Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) Childbirth class participant with her husband, Carey Hart, 2011

Britta’s skill as a mentor, storyteller, listener, and communication guide are unmatched.