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Author, veteran childbirth educator, celebrated speaker, and specialist in guiding clients and audiences to revolutionary new approaches to childbirth, relationship, and parenting.

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 almost 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. 


TRANFORMED BY BIRTH: Cultivating Openness, Strength, and Resilience for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood

by Britta Bushnell, PhD

Childbirth is more than just having a baby. 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.

“Britta, you are a master at what you do!”

- P!NK, GRAMMY- winning singer-songwriter

"Master teacher, childbirth educator, and doula Britta Bushnell generously shares her most important revelations and strategies in preparing parents for childbirth, and in turn offers them a lifelong gift as they understand themselves anew."

- Kimberly Ann Johnson, author of The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality

"I have been a birth doula for over 17 years and have seen first-hand the life-changing transformation women and couples go through as they birth themselves as parents. Britta, you have explained this so beautifully as only you can in your own authentic, magical, mystical storytelling kind of away. Thank you, for writing such an important book!!!! I will be referring this book as a must-read for all!"

- Lori Bregman, author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be and Mamaste

"Britta Bushnell has created a unique book that switches the conversation from the minutia of what happens when you have a baby to the identity-changing transformation that takes place when you become a parent. Its pages are filled with simple yet magnificently profound tools to help you truly prepare for the changes that take place in the mythic space of birth, or as Britta poignantly notes, that place “where you are no longer not a parent and not yet one either."

- Adriana Lozada, AdvCD(DONA), seasoned doula and host of the Birthful podcast

Transformed by Birth

"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.


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