Birth Fee: $800
Postpartum Rate: $25
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 30 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 40 families served
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum familiesPostpartum limits/restrictions: Non-smoking homes only.
La Leche League of Georgia Athens Community Breastfeeding Coalition
Languages spoken: English
Diana is our first child. I cannot imagine this experience without the support of Becca and Kate. Since we arrived from Brazil to stay for two years, we were here without our friends and family. All support during this process was essential for a calm pregnancy. They were able to explain how the process in the hospital works, which is very different from our country.
I had to induce my delivery at 38 weeks because of pre-eclampsia. Things turned out differently from planned and confuse very fast. However, there was Kate! She helped us in this critical moment. Kate was available to answer our endless messages with fastness and comfort. Then she arrived at the hospital as we requested and was incredible during the delivery.
It was amazing to have someone to support us, explain, plan and help us in this incredible journey.
Thank you girls ... you are part of our story. We highly recommend AthesnBorn services!
We highly recommend using Kate and Becca for any of their services. When our birth plan did not go as expected (we ended up with a scheduled c-section because of a breech baby), Kate and Becca were very supportive and respectful and helped us think through both the practicalities and emotions of preparing for a different kind of labor than we had anticipated. We had Becca encapsulate my placenta and make a tincture from it. She sent us awesome photos of the placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac before she dehydrated them. Kate provided us with amazing post-partum support And knowledge. We struggled with breast feeding issues, and Kate helped us navigate some very emotional decisions. She was always available to us via text or phone call, and visited us in our home to check-in in person. Her support and availability made an extremely stressful situation seem much more manageable and made us feel less isolated and lost. We are continually grateful for everything this doula team did for us pre and post birth!
I so appreciated having Kate's support before, especially during, and after the birth of my second child. Kate and Becca offered their knowledge and support in the pre- and post- birth periods, which was really helpful even though I had read a lot myself because they asked important questions and helped me to think through, for example, issues with tandem nursing. During the birth, Kate offered sensitive support to both me and my spouse and sister who were attending the birth. She was willing to provide hands-on support to make my natural delivery more comfortable, and also gave my loved ones ideas for what might be supportive, not stepping on their roles but providing additional resources. I felt like I could focus on the task at hand, and now I have a wonderful memory of an empowering birth experience and a wonderful baby. I am so grateful.
Kate, along with her partner Becca, were both so wonderful and helpful throughout my pregnancy. Kate attended my birth and helped me have the calm, natural birth that I wanted. This was my first child, and having Kate as a doula was one of the best decisions I made. She is very knowledgable, kind, and supportive. She was also a great support after the birth with her wealth of knowledge about breastfeeding, baby wearing, and cloth diapering.
Kate was wonderful! This was my first birth and it did not go the way I'd planned. I ended up needing to be induced 2 weeks before my due date and it was about 27 hours from when contractions began to when baby was born. My husband was very eager to help but wasn't quite sure what 'helping' me would look like. Kate was so incredibly helpful to my husband and I but she was also so unobtrusive that we were able to focus on each other and the sacred process of labor and birth that we were experiencing. She walked the halls with me for hours and gave my husband some down time, she helped me find the best position on the yoga ball, skillfully massaged my back and my hands. She gave me words of encouragement when I needed them and provided distracting conversation when I needed that more. She helped explain what I was going through to my husband and reminded him of things that he could do to best help me during that phase. Kate is really skilled at "reading the room", she stood by my side, held my hand and wiped my brow when I needed her to and even without my asking she'd melt into the background when I needed to focus on husband or my baby. Kate took wonderful notes during the labor and up to birth that she later shared with me and at our request, she snapped a few pictures of my husband and I while I was laboring and immediately after our baby was born. I 'm so grateful to have these tangible memories! :) Oh, her email, text & phone correspondance was stellar! She has a wealth of knowledge and resources for the nervous expecting momma. She came to our home a week or so after our baby was born to check in with us. She helped me to put on the Moby wrap which I'd found very intimidating and listened to how our new life (new baby ground hog day) with our new little one was going. I would highly recomend Kate to anyone interested in a doula's services.
Kate provided an incredible service to our family! We were new to the area and had some unexpected difficulites in the last few weeks before our son was born. Kate made herself available to talk through the options we were being given and the impacts on postpartum care, even before we were sure we were looking for postpartum doula services. Her compassion and expertise were apparent from that first conversation. Her postpartum visits were relaxed and completely customizable to the needs of my family. She checked in with my husband and I before and after visits to make sure things were going well and passed along information on valuable community resources. Just knowing she was a phone call, text, or email away made the first several weeks (and the inevitable bumps) more manageable!
I contacted Kate from the hospital to ask about her availability to work with my family. Within hours, she responded to my email and fit me into her schedule to come to our house as soon as we left the hospital. Kate brought the most wonderful mix of compassion, enthusiasm, and knowledge when we needed it most. Our primary focus was breastfeeding support and Kate's expertise was invaluable. She carefully observed and gave insight and advice that helped my baby and I achieve very successful breastfeeding. Kate's care extended beyond our face to face time. She provided resources through email that answered our specific questions and she continued to provide support remotely after our meetings. We feel very fortunate that we had the opportunity to work with Kate.
Kate DeWolf was such a fabulous help to us in our first few days and weeks as a family. She is a fountain of knowledge about everything from breast feeding to community resources to baby wearing (and so much more!). She was just the right amount of calm, comfort and support. I felt so much more confident as a mama knowing that she was only a text or phone call away. My daughter and I had some breast feeding challenges and Kate was my go-to girl for advice, tips and reassurances. I can't recommend her highly enough! Do yourself a giant favor and hire Kate as a postpartum doula. It's a decision that is sure to make you an even more awesome parent!
Kate was indispensable in helping me through the postpartum period. Following a long labor that ended in an unplanned C-section, I struggled with breastfeeding. While I was still in the hospital I contacted Kate who quickly made herself available. She came and spent several hours supporting me, educating me about breastfeeding and helping me with my technique. I can honestly say that had it not been for her, I would have given up on breastfeeding. Her home visits were just as essential for my recovery and for building my confidence as a new mother. She continued to help me with breastfeeding, answered questions regarding infant care and helped around the house. Kate's warm, supportive, and calming presence gave me strength when I needed it the most. I am grateful that I had Kate by my side during my first days as a mother and recommend her wholeheartedly.
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