3 years and 20 births attended
Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula
Clients per month: 1 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
As soon as we have a birth center in Athens, I'd love to attend births there!
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I do not attend intentionally unassisted home births.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep - Photographer's Assistant
I offer Placenta Encapsulation packages starting at $210.
Athens, GA Service range 30 miles
Becca was an incredible source of positivity throughout my first birth experience. She was the perfect cheerleader, both for me, and for my husband. Her ability to notice when and where I was tensing up and encouraging me to relax those muscle groups really helped throughout the dilation process. I really appreciated her creativity and encouragement to try new laboring positions. It seems like it is easy to get stuck in a position that is relatively comfortable, but by trying new positions, I think my labor progressed much faster than it would have otherwise. She even devised a way to get a birth ball into the birthing tub so I could lean over it and have my back sprayed down with hot water at the same time- AMAZING!
Both Becca and Kate were a great source of information and support from the moment we hired them. I think they have a great system going that allows them to be very present for each birth. While we didn't work with Kate directly, I have no doubt she would have been a fabulous doula as well!
I also really appreciated the postpartum visits from Becca. While there was only one official visit, we got to see her a couple more times when she dropped off placenta capsules and tincture. Every experience we had with her was super positive and genuine and it was great to get a little extra encouragement and support being a first time mama.
I would definitely recommend Athens Born to anyone looking for a doula! I am so happy Becca was by my side guiding me through an amazing birth experience!
Becca was my doula for my second baby, Maggie. I had a difficult birth with my first son so I knew I wanted a doula when I got pregnant again. I am so glad I chose Becca. She was so calm and reassuring during my labor. I would have been lost without her! She not only comforted me during contractions, but also comforted my Mom and husband. They knew I was in good hands with her. She reassured me when I was freaking out and was always ready with another suggestion when a certain position wash working. More importantly, she supported my decisions and never made me feel badly for how I chose to labor.
Becca also encapsulated my placenta and made prints and an umbilical cord keepsake. She educated me about the benefits of taking the pills and answered all my questions. I started taking the pills a couple days after my daughter was born and my postpartum experience was so much better than with my son. There was no ppd, I could sleep (when I got the chance), and actually bond with my new baby. I've mostly stopped taking the pills now, but if I'm feeling anxious or really emotional I'll take a pill and it really helps. I'm saving my remaining pills for when my period comes back and I have pms. :) The placenta prints and umbilical cord keepsake were beautiful. I love having something tangible to remember how my body made and nourished my daughter.
Becca and her partner are very professional. She responds promptly and explains things clearly. You can tell when you talk to her that she is very knowledgeable about pregnancy and birth and that she loves what she does.
I highly recommend her to anyone. My labor and post partum life was so much easier the second time around, and I think, in large part, that is due to Becca.
For the first two weeks after my birth, I couldn't think of Becca Crowe without bursting into tears of appreciation. Becca was exceptionally thoughtful, emotionally wise, prepared, thorough, and doggedly devoted to supporting our evolving needs. She helped me cope, to feel confident, and to come to peace with the course my labor and birth took; she helped my partner sleep, plan, and eat. Becca offered valuable advice and love both leading up to our labor and at every advance during labor and birth. She went above and beyond any expectation I had for a doula, and my family is better for having been recipients of her emotional and physical doula labor. If I were have another baby in Athens, Becca would be my very first choice for a doula.
Becca was a joy to work with through the birth of my third child! Many people wondered why I would want a doula for a third baby - obviously, I knew what was coming. However, after having medicated births with the first two, I really wanted to experience a natural birth for my last pregnancy. Not only did I achieve the birth I wanted, but I know it would not have been possible without the support Becca provided during labor and delivery. It was wonderful to work with someone who knew strategies to keep labor progressing and keep me engaged and focused on birthing my daughter. Overall, I highly recommend Becca, and know that my birth goals could not have been achieved without her!
Rebecca and Kate were such a calming, confident presence during my pregnancy and birth. They answered every question I had and even offered other resources to further my knowledge. Rebecca eased my pain and anxiety during labor and followed up with me several times after our baby was born. I will be forever grateful that I had Rebecca and Kate on my team for the pregnancy and birth of my second child.
Becca is an amazing doula. We hadn't met prior to my labor starting, but when my husband and I met her at the hospital when I was in labor, we both immediately felt comfortable. Becca has a warm and compassionate presence. Her words of encouragement and suggestions for progress and pain releif during labor were immensely helfpul. She was an integral part of the birth of our daughter, and we even asked her to cut the cord. I am incredibly grateful to have had her by my side, and believe that her support helped enable me to have the natural birth that I wanted.
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