I have a question for you.
Have you ever stood in front of the mirror asking yourself “who am I?”, after becoming a mom?
I know I have.
Birth and becoming a mom had changed me 100%. Truth be told, I don’t recognize myself.
This process had challenged who I thought I was, who I am going to be and how I am in the present moment.
The process of birth was my journey of relinquishing control, learning to understand myself as a woman and the roles I play as a wife and mother, as well as trusting the process and allowing to be “mothered” by wisdom, femininity, fragility, and vulnerability.
The soul rupture I have experienced with birth has allowed me to step into my true and authentic self and be of service to the world in more ways I could have ever imagined!
About my guest:
Dr. Britta Bushnell is an award-winning childbirth educator, celebrated speaker, author, mother, and specialist in teaching audiences revolutionary new approaches to childbirth, relationship, and parenting. Britta blends her two decades of experience guiding new families with her doctoral study in mythology and psychology, bringing a fresh approach to an age-old human experience. Using her skill as a teacher, writer, storyteller, and guide, Britta challenges hidden preconceptions to help clients and audiences cultivate new ways to approach life’s most important transitions.
Britta’s presentations at conferences such as DONA International, MANA, and ICEA, as well as her interviews on popular podcasts including Birthful, Informed Pregnancy, and Atomic Moms, have received rave reviews. In 2016 Britta was awarded; Educator of the Year" by the Southern California Doula Association (DASC). She is finishing her forthcoming book, Transformed by Birth: Cultivating Openness, Resilience, and Strength for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood.
Today’s podcast episode is a result of synchronicity and trusting the universe! I believe that this connection happened because I have been brewing and ruminating with thoughts related to my birthing experience and the lessons that affected who I am today for months. Not only is this a beautiful example of “ask and you shall receive” but this is also so timely since this episode is being launched on Mother’s Day week!
Consider this my gift to mothers and their partners who have been transformed by their birth experience.
I hope you will enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I have enjoyed recording it!
Sending you much love & healing,
Instagram handle: @brittabushnellphd
Upcoming Book: Transformed by Birth: Cultivating Openness, Resilience, and Strength for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood (I will share the link when it’s available for sale)transformed by birth