About Courageous Birth

Rachel Crissman

My name is Rachel Crissman. I started my journey to becoming a doula after watching so many of my friends go into pregnancy and birth somewhat blind and ill informed. This lead to too many unwanted interventions and left them feeling disappointed on what should have been a joyful and satisfying day. I knew there had to be a better way!

Through my reading and research I realized that I had a true calling to be a doula.  After the birth of my first child, and the struggles we had breastfeeding, I also became passionate about lactation. I have no stronger desire than to help others get informed, feel supported, and trust themselves so they can have the joyful birth they want and achieve their breastfeeding goals.

As a DONA International Certified Labor Doula, Birth Boot Camp Certified Doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor I am honored to be a part of the lives of others while they experience the miracle of bringing life into the world.  C.S. Lewis said,

Courage is not simply one of the virtues,
but the form of every virtue at the testing point

I strive to inspire, encourage, and empower women to view their pregnancy, birth, and feeding relationship with absolute courage.


Birth Boot Camp Certified Doula
DONA Certified Doula
Breath of Life Certified Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Gena Kirby Rebozo Apprentice

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