In this episode, Britta Bushnell will be sharing about the transformative journey from pregnancy to parenthood. From her recently published book, Transformed by Birth, Britta will share with us about some of the cultural ideals she has identified that impact how we prepare for birth and what each of us can do to help balance how these influence us consciously or unconsciously. Giving birth and becoming parents changes us, challenges us, and awakens us to a different identity. This journey is a rite of passage that alters our knowing of who we are. As such, it is normal to feel uncertain, anxious, or simply curious about traversing the unknown landscape of birth. There is much you can do to meet these normal changes, especially during challenging times.
Dr. Britta Bushnell (she/her) is a wife and mother, author of Transformed by Birth, veteran childbirth educator, celebrated speaker, mythologist, and specialist in childbirth, relationship, and parenting. For over 20 years, Dr. Bushnell has worked with individuals and couples as they prepare for the life-changing experience of giving birth. Her work with parents has been enriched by her doctoral work in mythology and psychology, her years spent as a co-owner of Birthing From Within, as well as her dedicated study of solution-focused brief therapy, storytelling, embodiment, and relationship dynamics.
Britta is an engaging teacher, speaker, and presenter. Whether addressing a room of expectant parents, toddlers, or seasoned birth professionals, Britta has a way of captivating and inspiring them all. She has presented at conferences such as DONA International, MANA, ICEA, and Lamaze. Additionally, Britta has been featured on several popular podcasts including Informed Pregnancy, Birthful, Atomic Moms, and Insights at the Edge. Britta’s new book, Transformed by Birth: Cultivating Openness, Resilience, and Strength for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood, published by Sounds True, hit number one in new releases in both the Pregnancy and Childbirth as well as the Motherhood categories on Amazon.