Doula Rina


About Me

Rina Crane is a homemaker for her beloved husband and two wonderful children born in 2004 and 2007. She is truly passionate about labor and birth and is thrilled to share this passion along with her knowledge and experience. She strives to help families learn about birth and about their ability to advocate for themselves before, during and after labor.

Rina is an advanced certified doula through DONA International and has received additional doula training through ALACE and toLabor and is trained as a HypnoBirthing doula. She is a DONA-Approved Doula Trainer and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.

Rina was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators in 2015. She is a founding member and Director of the NYC Doula Collective and the founder and coordinator of several volunteer doula programs for the underserved. Always eager to learn, Rina has studied with Ina May Gaskin, Gail Tully, Penny Simkin, Susun Weed and many others. She is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English.

Rina is a New York City-based, DONA-approved birth doula trainer. She offers a three-day birth doula workshop that qualifies as two steps toward certification through DONA International: the childbirth education requirement and the doula training. She is a mentor and founder of two local doula organizations.