Dr. Britta Bushnell (she/her) is a wife and mother, author of Transformed by Birth, host of the podcast Transformed, 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… Read more »
The Pure Nurture Podcast
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You’ve come to the right place. Learn from holistic health experts—and moms just like you —about the importance and how-tos of self-care in a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Tina Cassidy writes about women and culture. In addition to Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the Right to Vote, she is the author of Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born; and Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and… Read more »
Brett Russo was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in business management from Bucknell University, where she also met her future husband. After graduation, Brett found her passion working beside her twin brother and father for her family’s printing company, of which she is now the chief executive officer. She… Read more »
Pam England is the Founder and Director of Birth Story Medicine. When I was a young nurse-midwife, certified but not yet initiated by the power of birth itself, I used to teach ‘fantasy birth’ classes. In labor, I had a profound awakening and vowed to tell the truth and to bring change to how women… Read more »
Debra Pascali-Bonaro is a world-renowned inspirational speaker, filmmaker, doula trainer, childbirth educator, and author. Debra’s latest book, an Amazon #1 New Release, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Baby: Secrets to Love and Intimacy brings together her passion for pleasure in every aspect of life with her Jersey-Girl attitude of talking about what no one… Read more »
Stephanie and Jessica are both Doctors of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Specialists, and the founders of the Chelsea Method, the first fourth-trimester rehabilitation program for moms. Passionate about raising the maternal standard of care, in August they launched a campaign called Think Beyond Birth with the mission of improving education, preparation, and care for the… Read more »
Dr. Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. After residency, she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station,… Read more »
Anuka Gazara-Anthony is an accredited Mongan Method Hypnobirthing teacher currently based in Bethesda, Maryland. She was inspired to leave her career and train as a Hypnobirthing Practioner after having her daughter in 2013. Anuka’s first pregnancy and delivery were extremely difficult, she had many complications and was unprepared for her delivery. This led to many… Read more »
Mercedes Thomas, APRN, CPNP, CLC is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner, certified lactation counselor, maternal child health consultant, and author of What in the Baby?!?: The Modern Mama’s Guide To Confidently Caring For Your Baby And Surviving The Postpartum Period, which will be released on October 30, 2020. Mercedes also is the owner of Advanced… Read more »