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. In addition to her group workshops and private coaching practice, she is writing her first book:

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

"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.