We had the good fortune of connecting with Krisha Crosley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Krisha, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I want to lower the unnecessary cesarean rate in the United States and change how we view birth as a feared, scary medical event. Giving expecting families the knowledge so they can make educated decisions for their body, their birth and their baby. Train expecting families to prepare their body and mind for the beautiful natural birthing process a woman’s body is created to do and give them the confidence to labor their baby across the finish line.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a certified birth doula, childbirth educator and natural birth trainer. Doula is a Greek word meaning woman caregiver. Birth doulas are trained labor and delivery coaches who understand the birthing process and provide resources, comfort measures for expecting families.
I became a birth doula because I realized in 5 years I would be fired as a stay at home mom due to my two kids turning 18. What was I going to do with my life? I decided to help other parents with their babies! I have been a certified birth doula for 8 years. I educate myself constantly so I can pass my knowledge along to others.
My passion lies with first time moms and women with a heart of an athlete who desire a home or birth center birthing experience. I am an out of hospital doula who serves the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. I am willing to educate anyone who wishes to be educated. You never know, there may be something to learn about birth.
Three years ago, I created my Train for Birth workshop. I realized I could train expecting moms and their partner for birth. I can train them for that one day they step up to the starting line of their birthing game and run their birthing marathon. Birth is compared to running a marathon. Would you step up to the starting line of a marathon and not train for it? NO!
My Train for Birth workshop is a natural birth workshop for expecting couples who are 34+ weeks; to train the body and mind for those who desire a natural birth experience. Expecting couples leave my workshop with a full understanding of the innate birthing process, training program to practice daily until their baby picks their birthing game day and how to be an active support person during their birthing experience.
My Train for Birth workshop has virtual and in person options. I teach a virtual group workshop monthly to expecting families around the world or I have a one on one virtual private option. Locally, I teach my hands on Train for Birth workshop at the Fort Worth Birthing Wellness Center once a month with expecting couples and do private home workshops for those who desire a one on one training session with me.
I also teach free virtual classes monthly on my FB and IG social media platforms @serenitylifedoula. Birth Prep 101 is every first Wednesday of the month. I teach Partners At Birth in the months that have a fifth Wednesday. I have been teaching these free virtual classes for two years to expecting families across the world!
I am a very personable person and like face to face when I educate. I didn’t have that option over 2020 just like everyone else on this planet. I really had to push myself out of my comfort zone to teach in front of a camera and connect with families across the screen!! It was a greater good decision I made to fulfill my passion to help others. I have now helped expecting families across the world achieve their desired birthing experience. Their positive birth stories are posted on my FB and IG platforms.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My husband and I are a get up and go kind of couple. We have been married over 25 years. One of our successful actions is to date each other weekly! We are hole in the wall coffee place lovers. Anywhere we travel we find these types of places. In DFW our go tos are Inclusion, White Rhino, Iris, Press Cafe, Crude, Urban Alchemy, Summermoon to name a few.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly there are too many influential people in my life to name, it takes a like minded, supportive TEAM! It starts with my parents who taught me the life skill sets necessary to be the person I am today. The love of my life for agreeing it is the two of us versus the world for the last 25 years to be the power couple in all we do! Our two kids for helping us mold into the parents we are. All my supportive family members, birth worker family, church family, competitive sport friends, coaches and positive influential people who continue giving me the confidence to keep it all going.
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