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Cristina (Muros) Crawford

My Om Baby

Website: http://www.myombaby.com

Phone: 978-255-3671

Birth Fee: $1200

Birth Doula Experience: 20 years and 812 births attended

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 2 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • HBCE (HypnoBirthing)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (Cht)
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Healing Touch Practitioner
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Cranio Sacral Therapist (CST), Yoga Teacher, HypnoBirthing Fertility consultant (HBFC), Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Infant massage education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Therapist or counselor

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Client Testimonials for Cristina (Muros) Crawford

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Laura Richane

Cristina was absolutely wonderful! She was my doula for the birth of my daughter in October 2016. To begin with, she met with us, told us about her approach, and was happy to answer our many questions. She shared resources and encouragement, and helped me think through my options when my doctor recommended I be induced.

I was hoping for a natural birth, but I ended up having a 4-day long induction and ultimately a c-section. Cristina was there for me and my husband throughout the process. She came with us when I checked into the hospital, was there with us for much of the induction (and was in touch by text and phone at all times), and was a comforting presence when I had to have the c-section. She was an excellent advocate, explaining the process to us and helping us figure out what questions to ask. Her demeanor is so warm and kind...she even gave me a foot rub at one point when I needed to sleep! She is very perceptive and sensitive, always noticing if my husband or I had a concern or needed information, company, space, or a hug!

Cristina is truly an expert and shares her wisdom and experience in a helpful, reassuring way. She's one of those people who seems to have found her calling--she is so passionate about what she does, and so gifted. I also took prenatal yoga classes with her, and had some of her wonderful prenatal massages, both of which I highly recommend. I can't say enough good things about her. I am so glad she was part of our journey.

Posted 1/4/2018

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Rags Reed

We first met Cristina while taking her hynobirthing class. Her warm personality won us over and we instantly new we wanted her to be our doula. At the time, she had already had over 600 births! I mean, talk about experience! She is so well educated and we are lucky we had her on our side. We were considered "elderly" in the medical world and were so lost without Cristina's knowledge and support. The medical world can be very intimidating and pushy and we were comforted by knowing we had her support. Cristina educated us on every scenario they would try to push us in. We wanted to have a natural birth but the OBGYN made it seem like there was no way that was going to happen. They make you feel weak and old but NOT Cristina. She is empowering and such a positive force to be with. Even though I had my daughter early, we still had our birth plan and all the knowledge we needed to feel as prepared as we could. And anything we were unsure of, we had Cristina there to inform us. 

My partner wanted me to mention that he would have been so lost if he didn't have her support. There were many moments where he didn't know what to do with me (ha, ha, I had some not so nice moments) and she guided him and even let him get some rest and go home to take care of our dog. Another wonderful thing about Cristina is she gives massage and has an amazing aromatherapy kit that helped me alot during my surges. She kept the room calm and provided relaxing music. After the birth of my daughter she guided me right away to help her latch and breastfeed. We even had a post pardom visit from her where she provided us with a special light(my daughter had a little jaundice and not eating much) and some help with getting my milk flow going more. It was so helpful and comforting.

I highly recommend Cristina. My partner and I feel blessed that we were able to have Cristina as our birth doula for the arrival of our daughter. Thank you Cristina!

Posted 8/4/2017

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Alexis Hallissey

If you are seeking to bring your child into the world the best, most peaceful way possible, you must have Cristina as your Doula.   Cristina provided me and my husband calm and well-informed guidance regarding the process of bringing our baby boy into the world.   As persons in a high stress career, having  the hypno-birthing education prior to our boy's birthing day was absolutely essential; it helped keep BOTH of us calm prior to and during labor.    The prenatal massages were wonderful, and a must for new mommies.    Cristina provides incredible energy and patience with her clients, and, safe to say, my husband and I could not have brought our son into this world without her.   Every birth should have a Cristina Muros.  

With Cristina's education and guidance that she provided us, we knew what to expect in labor, and, we were able to accomplish what we wanted for us and our son:  a drug free, non-medically managed, safe, and peaceful labor (or at least as peaceful as labor gets).  Cristina is a great advocate for what you want for you and  your baby, and she respectfully will help you make decisions that are best for both of you, regarding health and well-being.  

If we have another child, we wouldn't do it without Cristina. 

Posted 7/11/2017

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Isabel Marin

5 stars and a big hug to Cristina for helping us through the birth experience. Cristina made us feel so comfortable, safe, and relaxed throughout the journey, even though things didn't go as planned and got tough at times. First of all, she was tireless throughout the whole thing. Out of the 18 hours that we labored at home, she was there for 14 of them, and then was a huge support through the next 18 hours in the hospital!

Cristina made us feel safe while we labored at home. We knew we had an expert by our side. Furthermore, she brought so much to the table to help us with the labor: reflexology, rebozo, aromatherapy, and then guided us through when to rest, walk, or shower. In the hospital, she had music and prerecorded sound tracks that she played and she helped with my technique during contractions. 

One thing we really appreciated was that she also supported my husband. He ended up being a big pillar of support throughout the whole thing, which was in large part to the help that Cristina gave to him...even through simple things like giving him time to go get something to eat or sleep. 

One last thing I want to mention is that she immediately transitioned from holding my hand during the pushing phase to being by my side helping my baby breastfeed. She was there helping him latch and encouraging me. I have this memory of shutting out the whole world and it was just me and the baby and Cristina gently positioning the baby and her voice flowing over us. 

I highly recommend Cristina. I cannot emphasize enough what a solid, stabilizing figure she was throughout. If I'm still in Boston, I will certainly be calling Cristina when I have my second child. But even if I'm not, she has definitely convinced me that a doula is indispensable! 

Posted 7/7/2017

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Sylvie Bell Kasnet

From beginning until the end Cristina was amazing to work with. We were able to get to know Cristina with her prenatal care. First an opportunity for quaestions and understanding how Cristina would be working with us. Then again for a more intimate understanding of birth wishes and needs for mom/dad/baby. We always felt respected/suported and cared for with Cristina's amazing capabilities. 

 

On the day of going into labor Cristina was prepared and ready to support me throughout my birthing expierence. I was so impressed with Cristina's depth of knowledge and ability to support the female while giving birth. With her massage and yoga background as well as her knowledge of breathing techniques I was blessed to have her as my doula. 

 

Added perk after the delivery is getting to see Cristina again for a bonus session where she can work on momma or baby to help with postpardum transition. 

 

Working with Cristina is something I would feel so lucky if I get to give birth again. I highly recomend Crista and the resources she provides at My Om Baby. 

 

Side note: cristina was the first and for the majority only person of my pregnancy to alwas acknowledge my growing baby and say hello to him. I know this has left a positive bond for my son ... he sure does love Cristina and her caring voice.

 

Posted 7/6/2017

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Elizabeth McQuaid

I had the pleasure of having Cristina as my birth doula for the arrival of my son. late pregnancy complications made all of the plans we discussed irrelevant but her guidance and reassuring presence helped me feel infinitely more peaceful about the c section I ended up having.  Cristina is a very special person and you can feel that this work is a true calling for her - she brings a grace, humor and compassion to even the most stressful moments. I also greatly appreciated our post partum sessions. 

Posted 6/27/2017

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Karmen Amaro

Cristina is one of the reasons I remeber my labor experience as one of the most fantastic and sacred moments of my life. Not only is she sweet, caring, supportive, but she is super professional and experienced. Her follow up in the months previous to labor is very useful, she gives you guidance and provides you with literature to help you make important decisions. My husband and I cannot imagen that day without her or any other birth from now on!! The peace and support she transmitted us made all the diference. 

Posted 6/27/2017

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Laura Collins

I contacted Cristina at first for hypnobirthing help, at the recommendation of my midwife. I have medical anxiety and medical appointment anxiety, and the beginning of my second pregnancy felt overwhelming. Cristina set up private hypnobirthing/craniosacral massage sessions with me that helped me manage my anxiety. In my second trimester, my husband and I decided that she had helped me so much in early pregnancy that we wanted to work with her as our birth doula. Cristina checked in on me throughout my healthy pregnancy, providing extra support in my third trimester when my birthing anxiety really came back. I felt very supported by her, even before it was time to labor. When I did go into labor, I felt able to trust her judgment and guidance, and instead of going immediately to the hospital, i was able to make good progress on my own. Once we arrived at the hospital, she did all the work of getting us checked in so I didn't have to answer a whole lot of questions. She supported me as I labored in a tub, and as I labored with nitrous oxide. I had a very positive birthing experience and both my husband and I agree that it couldn't have happened without Cristina. If you are seeking relief from birth fear and/or anxiety, I hight recommend contacting her.

Posted 10/23/2016

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Ginny King

This is our second birthing experience with Cristina. She is wonderful and having her as a birth doula provides such a peace of mind, knowing she'll be there to support me, my husband, and the little one to come. She is definitely an advocate of your wishes for pre/during/after delivery and helps to make you as comfortable as possible - this is true both physically and mentally. Although our second labor and delivery was much quicker than the first, I couldn't imagine not having Cristsina with us throughout the process. She also stays with you for skin-to-skin, assists with the first nursing, and follows up in your home to see how everyone is doing. Thank you, Cristina!

Posted 10/22/2016

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Becky Knapp

Cristina is the perfect doula & I can only imagine she's an incredible midwife. It's hard to describe her gift in text, but we'll give it a shot. She could not have been a better support for us in the birth of our daughter. Her lifetime of experience is evident in her complete comfort with the prenatal period, the process of labor, and in the post partum period. She was able to guide us through the end of an almost 2 weeks past-the-due-date pregnancy. She answered all questions we had with solutions & options that I trusted- especially helpful as I developed mildly high blood pressure towards the end of my pregnancy. She is knowledgeable about natural methods to strengthen mama in every way possible (physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually...you name it). She was thorough in obtaining our preferences for the birth of our baby and helped us work towards them with a lightness that also kept the door open for the unexpected. She had a grace in maintaining our needs and also comfort in sharing her experience and knowledge.

When it came time to work through labor, Cristina was incredible. She was key in laboring as much as we could in the comfort of our home before heading to the hospital. She knew exactly how to help with specific discomforts I was feeling, and I couldn't have felt more supported by her and my husband. She brought essential oils, heating pads, and music. Nothing seemed to phase her as she worked with us through contractions. It was so comforting to have someone with her wisdom with us to confirm things seemed to be moving along well. She stayed with us from the time we called her until we were comfortable in the postpartum period.

In the hospital, Cristina had a great rapport with hospital staff. She also was our number one advocate. She even somehow managed to take pictures while I felt like I was taking up 100% of both my husband and Cristina's attention! Without a doubt we would have Cristina as our doula again.

Posted 7/23/2016

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Elizabeth Jones

Cristina was great during both pregnancy and our birth. It was especially nice to have someone so experienced to help guide us through our pregnancy. She was both knowlegable and very supportive for the natural type of birth my husband and I wished for.   After Christina's coaching we felt fully prepared and confident for our upcoming birth.

She helped us with labor both at home and at the birthing center.  She fully supported myself and my husband from the onset of labor and even stayed after to help guide us through our first couple hours as parents!  Thanks to her we had our ideal birth.

Posted 7/8/2016

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Jennifer Frashure

Cristina is an amazing doula!! She is extremely knowledgable and caring and provided much valuable information during my pregnancy. She was always available to talk before labor and was very helpful in addressing my concerns. During labor she was extremely compassionate and and provided much help with positioning, massage, and encouragement. My birth experience was exactly how I had hoped and I couldn’t have done it without Cristina’s support. Thank you Cristina for everything!

Posted 11/30/2015

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Tanya Hoffman

I found Cristina on DoulaMatch.net and as soon as we met I knew she was the perfect fit. This was my first baby and I wanted it to be an all natural birth. She supported me from day one. She was always available for questions and was incredibily supportive throughout the whole pregnancy, but where Cristina truely shined was during labor. She never left my side. I never would have made it through an all natural birth without her support. She just knew what I needed every step of the way, every push and pain she was right there with just the right touch or words. She was worth every penny and I will hire her again one day when I have my second child. 

Posted 11/4/2015

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Tiffany Sheehy

An amazing birthing experience with a capable, empowering doula. I first met Christina at our home and instantly fell in love with her warm, loving spirit. I had my second baby at a birth center (vbac) and for 12+ hours, she was right by my side. For every surge, every need, she was there. If you've ever experienced chid birth, you know that there are fleeting moments of doubt; doubt in the natural process of things, of your ability to birth, just doubt. Cristina was always so present, guiding me through those moments, whispering wonderful visualizations and empowering birth words into my ear. She is experienced with hypnobirthing, accupressure, essential oils, you name it, she has the tools to guide you. So much love to Cristina for helping birth our babe. She is amazing person and will hold a place in our hearts forever. If I have another baby, it will be at home, with Cristina by my side. This I know. You will not regret using her services to help bring your baby into the world. 

Posted 10/21/2015

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Erika Triggiani

Cristina's guidance & support during pregnancy, labor, delivery & beyond has been so helpful. She has a wealth of knowledge & resources. Due to her extensive experience, I felt comfortable asking for advice on a wide range of topics. I am so happy that she was our doula & a part of our special journey.

Posted 2/11/2015

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Ginny King

I met Cristina through the Yoga Center of Newburyport. While enjoying her yoga classes, I never knew she was harboring a secret talent as a doula! After becoming pregnant, I began learning more about birthing options and signed up for her HypnoBirthing series and also joined her prenatal yoga classes, both of which were great. During one of our sessions, Cristina mentioned she'd be accepting new clients for her doula service. As this was our first time as parents, we wanted all the help we could get! Although skeptical of my personal ability to have a natural childbirth, Cristina was there for me and my husband during our labor and delivery and was instrumental in assisting us in having a truly magical and wonderful birth experience.

Once I went into labor, she came over to our house and helped me get to five centimeters at home. Using essential oils and massage, Cristina helped me to feel comfortable and comforted at a very uncertain (but exciting!) time. After arriving at the hospital, she held my hand - a simple yet powerful gesture - and was there for me during my time in the birthing tub all the way through the pushing phase. She helped advocate for me and my baby with nothing short of compassion, love, and nurturing instincts. She was also wonderfully helpful at guiding my husband on what to do and how to be helpful - it made him a better birthing partner, that's for sure!

I've already told my husband that if we have more children, Cristina will be present for any future births!! We can't thank her enough for her help then and her continued involvement in our lives. My son and I now look forward to our weekly mom and baby yoga classes :) 

Posted 1/28/2015

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