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Mollie Laurienzo

Love in Focus Doula Services

Website: https://loveinfocusdoula.squarespace.com/

Phone: 201-360-1386

Birth Fee: $800 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $40

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 4 families served

Doula Training

  • Doula Trainings International , September 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Rebozo Certification (Gena Kirby)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Full spectrum doula working within the realm of reproductive justice.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Ridgewood, NY
Serving the above highlighted boroughs
Travel comments/restrictions: Have car, will travel!

Client Testimonials for Mollie Laurienzo

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Jean-Paul Tremblay

Mollie was an excellent, excellent doula, and went above and beyond what we needed from her.

We had a very tricky unplanned premature delivery scenario where I was 3000 miles away during the ol' water breaking, but thankfully Mollie was able to make haste and get to the delivery room incredibly fast and keep things under control while I raced back on a red-eye flight. She stayed in touch with me throughout a tense flight across the country, keeping me up to date, and was very supportive and helpful with a lot of our concerns and questions. 

Also, she's sweet, easygoing, and good-natured, too...bonus points! (Can we give out bonus doula points? We can, right?)

Posted 11/18/2017

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Meghan Rukas

Our experience with Mollie as our birth doula was beyond amazing. I cannot find enough words to fully describe how grateful i am to have gone through this incredible time in our lives with Mollie's unwavering support. She truly listened to all our concerns, fears, wishes and desired preferences for the pregnancy and birth of our much longed for rainbow baby. I felt she was there every step of the way and knew just what to do to help us have the best experience possible. From our helpful conversations during my pregnancy and all 16 days past the estimated due date, through to giving birth and the hospital postpartum period, she was there giving us the support we needed. Her kind, thoughtful and intuitive presence was such an amazing gift to have during this very emotional and challenging time. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us and how empowered, supported and loved she helped us feel. Each nurse that we had even commented on how wonderful Mollie is to work with and her true gift as a birth attendant. During labor she said all the things I needed to hear and was there working in tandem with my husband giving the best counter pressure during each contraction when I needed it. Something I hadn’t considered beforehand was how helpful it was to have another set of ears taking in the information from the doctors and nurses. It gets so intense during labor for both parents and it can be hard to process everything at times, having an advocate there that’s able to “translate” the quick interactions that sometimes happen was so helpful. Mollie helped put us at ease by going over things and highlighting some positive points that we missed. It’s so easy to only hear the negative during challenging experiences but having someone in your corner reminding you of how awesome you’re actually doing is incredibly empowering. We highly recommend Mollie, she is phenomenal.

Posted 10/30/2017

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Michalina Trucker

Molie stepped in as I was transfering 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 successsful 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. 

Posted 7/8/2017

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Steven Ferrari

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. 

Posted 4/29/2017

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Stacey Silliman

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 frequen 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.

Posted 3/15/2017

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Vanessa Jones Howson

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!

 

 

Posted 6/14/2016

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Maggie Connolly

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.

Posted 3/17/2016

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Suzanne Lynch

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!

Posted 3/14/2016

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Susannah hurley

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.

Posted 3/11/2016

Birth Availability for Mollie Laurienzo

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Postpartum Availability for Mollie Laurienzo

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