"I would give Mollie a 10 out of 10 rating as a doula for the birth of my first child. I achieved a fully natural home birth with Mollie as my coach. She was professional, calm, patient and nonjudgmental throughout. Mollie gave my husband and I a pre-birth packet with tools and information. She checked in frequently and came over to practice labor coping techniques in person with me and my husband prior to the birth. When then birthing time came, Mollie arrived to my home at the perfect stage in labor and stayed the full 11 hours of labor and delivery. Upon Mollie's arrival, she immediately gave me options and suggestions for positions of comfort. She made sure I was hydrated at all times. She provided massage, aromatherapy and constant moral support to encourage me. She and my husband worked together in synergy to support me. I found the breath coaching and vocalizations to be the most valuable. I can't imagine my labor and delivery without her. When my midwifes arrived, Mollie worked in perfect harmony with them as I got ready for transition and the pushing stage. She has such a calm and comforting presence. She is self assured but not overbearing in anyway. In addition she helped clean up after the birth, which was a huge help, and allowed my husband and I rest with our new baby. I highly recommend Mollie as a birth doula. At first when planning my birth I considered not having a doula, but I am beyond happy with my choice to have Mollie there with me for this journey. Do yourself a favor and hire Mollie Laurienzo as your doula!"
Vanessa, birth client and new mom
"I would give Mollie FIVE STARS or a 10 out of 10 rating. I can't say enough positive things about her! She was a real blessing for me at a critical time. Let’s face it – after childbirth you are exhausted and overwhelmed and hormonal. You need some SUPPORT!
Enter Mollie with her calm soothing energy and non judgmental vibe, who asks constantly “What can I do for you? Can I make you a sandwich? Here drink a glass of water – its important to stay hydrated when breastfeeding.” She accompanied my child and I to an important medical appointment and also grocery shopping (a big outing for the first time). She showed me how to use my baby carrier. She did my dishes. She listened.
Mollie is funny and knowledgeable and encouraging and generally a cool lady, exactly what a new Mom needs. Give yourself the best present you can imagine – hire her as your post-partum doula!"
Suzanne, postpartum client and new mom
"Mollie knows how to get to the center of things. Her extreme empathy and openness make her uniquely able to form deep connections with people she barely knows. This is absolutely the most essential attribute a doula can have."
Susie, doula and mom