• Transformed by Birth

  • Cultivating Openness, Resilience, and Strength for the Life-Changing Journey from Pregnancy to Parenthood
  • By: Britta Bushnell PhD
  • Narrated by: Britta Bushnell PhD
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Transformed by Birth

By: Britta Bushnell PhD
Narrated by: Britta Bushnell PhD
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Publisher's summary

Transformed by Birth is the much-needed remedy for all of us striving to do motherhood ‘right.’” (Ellie Knaus, founder and host of the Atomic Moms podcast)

As expecting parents, you have access to more information than ever about the “right” approach to pregnancy and childbirth, and you’re likely bombarded by a multitude of opinions about how to give birth. How do you navigate the oceans of information and opinions to discover what matters most to you personally while also preparing for the incredible transformation that can come from bringing a child into this world? With Transformed by Birth, unabridged and read by the author, Dr. Britta Bushnell has created the transformative, intelligent, and empowering pregnancy and childbirth guide you’ve been waiting for.

This audiobook embraces birth as a rite of passage in which you open to the unbidden, embody your own wisdom, and gain freedom from limiting beliefs.

Parents giving birth today do so within a society highly influenced by underlying ideals - including a need for control and certainty, vilification of pain, and reverence for intellectual knowledge and technology, among others. Dr. Bushnell brings clarity and awareness to these foundational ideals and offers daily practices, rituals, exercises, and more to help you cultivate resilience, power, and connection during this transformative time.

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

©2020 Britta Bushnell, PhD (P)2020 Sounds True

Critic reviews

“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)

“Britta, your words are so needed in the conversation around birth and parenting. My first response to reading this book is ‘This is what I want every birthing person to hear.’ Your words are full of truth spoken in compassion. I appreciate your honesty about all kinds of births and parenting experiences having the ability to transform a person and removing the shame from the ‘non-ideal’ birth outcome.” (Sarah Obermeyer, CNM, PhD, WHNP-BC, IBCLC)

“Britta taught me how to be a birth warrior and I can honestly say, I used Every. Single. Thing I learned in her class during the birth process. I truly don’t know how I could have done it without her guidance and the strength of my fellow warrior mamas cheering me on in spirit.” (Natalie Zea, actress, The Detour)