Mollie stepped in as I was transferring to the hospital and was seamless with her support throughout the end of a very long labor. She knew exactly what everyone in the room needed including my husband and midwife and I was so thankful for that! She helped hold my legs for hours while I pushed, wiped my brow and chest as I was sweating and screaming, I mean she was amazing! I can't even express how crucial she was to have in the room and how I am not sure I would have had a successful VBAC without her. She is made to be a doula and be present when someone is birthing and anyone would be lucky to have her by their side.
My wife and I are so happy to have had Mollie be a part of our birthing experience. She was caring, attentive and did everything to make sure we were comfortable and prepared for an experience that is impossible to fully be ready for. While Mollie was certainly there for my wife, she was also an invaluable resource for me. She made sure I felt involved in the process and that I was calm and ready to help in any way. I can not give a high enough recommendation to Mollie. She was the perfect partner for us as we went through the birthing process.
Mollie is amazing. I would rate her a 15 out of 10. My baby decided to come 10 days late and as a first time mom, I was going a bit nuts. Mollie checked in frequently and helped keep me sane during the waiting. Then when my baby finally decided to arrive Mollie was there as soon as we asked her to be, traveling through a blizzard to get to the hospital. Her calm presence and support made labor so much easier for me and the way she worked so seamlessly with my husband was so soothing for me. I'm so happy with how my birth and labor turned out and it wouldn't have been the same without Mollie's support and caring. After we went home, Mollie was great about checking in to make sure the transition to parenting was going well and her care made me feel less alone during the first few weeks especially after my husband went back to work. Could not recommend her enough as she's simply amazing.
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. Her and my husband worked together in synergy to support me. I found the breath coaching and vocalazations 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 pushng 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!
"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!"
"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
Mollie's deep care for birth work becomes apparent immediately upon meeting her. She is committed to supporting families through both life's planned for and unexpected moments. Her compassionate and open nature, in combination with her resourcefulness, would serve any one or any family seeking the support of a doula.
Maggie, doula and reproductive justice worker