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Molly Gleeson-Scott

Birthing Grace PDX

Website: http://www.birthinggracepdx.com

Phone: (503) 808-0377

Birth Fee: $700 to $1200

Fee Details: The fee includes 2-3 1-1.5 hour prenatals, labor support, a visit in the hospital or your home a day after the birth, and an 1.5 hour postpartum a week after the birth of your baby. Check out my website for a full description.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 76 births attended

Doula Training

  • Birthingway College of Midwifery, October 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended both vaginal and cesarean births. I have served mommas and families at OHSU, Providence on NE Glisan, Providence Newberg, Emanuel St. Vincent, Kaiser Sunnyside, Providence Hood River.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Yes. I am a student midwife at Andaluz Waterbirth Center in SW Portland.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love attending home births! I trust in the body of the laboring woman, and help support you reach your goal of a natural birth.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Student Direct Entry Midwife

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Midwifery Program Representative at Birthingway College of Midwifery board. Student Midwife at Andaluz Waterbirth Center in SW Portland

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Portland, OR
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Molly Gleeson-Scott

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Aimee Devereaux

Molly was the calm, sweet and steady presence that helped make the birth of my second son a wonderful experience. Even when a surprise induction was in order, she was steadfast and lovingly helped us accept that and work together on having the birth we had wanted and planned for. She really helped us achieve our quiet "home birth" inspired birthing experience in a hospital setting. We had been a bit nervous planning a hospital birth with this baby because our first had been born at home. She helped us work through our fears and come up with a great birth plan that lead us to the great birth experience we had. Thanks Molly! 

Posted 5/21/2018

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andrea clow

Molly was a calm force in our room, if that even makes sense. The minute she arrived I could feel her presence. Our baby girl was a qiuck one.  Molly offered me great comfort with the right touch combined with the right words of encourgament.  She knew where to massage and hold space without direction, we just had a really good connection. I didn't need to say anyting she just knew. She gave my hubby the chance to catch our precious one while she focused her attention on my needs. We had really great support from Molly our doula and our midwife. I would recommend Molly to any mama or family as she has a very genuine kind heart and a love for birth. 

Posted 2/5/2018

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Natalia Policelli

I cannot relay enough positive feedback regarding our experience with Molly.  From the get-go, she encouraged us to choose the doula that was most compatible for my husband and I, there was zero pressure from Molly, even after the the three of us initially met in our home.  

Upon deciding to work with Molly, she was incredibly proactive by promptly scheduling our three prenatal visits, one of which included joining us at our doctor's appointment, so that they could become acquainted prior to labor. She also sent us useful resources for pre and postnatal services. 

Anyone will immediately be struck by Molly's lovely, compassionate, supportive and easy-going nature; however, during labor, Molly was also assertive and firm.  When it seemed as though the doctor was going to suggest we veer away from a natural birth due to the temporary lack of progression in my contractions, Molly encouraged me to change positions and move around, completely getting us back on track.  She also provided me with essential oil massage as well as support during movement by applying pressure to my low back and outer hips.  I felt as though Molly was working hard to assist my husband and myself; without interfering in anyway.  She was present and positive, the perfect advocate.  

Our son's birth went as well as I could have ever hoped.  It was my intention to go into the experience without attaching myself to any particular outcome, but we were successful with the natural birth and the experience was the most beautiful, raw, and powerful experience I have ever had.   I will never forget it.  My husband even referred to Molly and our nurse as "The Dream Team."  The day after our son was born, Molly paid us a visit, delivering healing treats for myself and we had a lovely post-natal visit about 3 weeks after that.  I would highly reccommend Molly.  

Posted 8/4/2017

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Sarah Farrantine

Birth is nuts! I'm so grateful that I had Molly to help me get through it. My birth plan completely changed and her support was essential. My husband was so glad she was there to offer touch, laughs, information and an upbeat outlook. It really helped ease the pressure on him and my sister who was also in attendance. If you're are undecided about hiring a doula, do it! Molly is your gal. She was a trooper and I cant imagine the birth without her. 

Posted 8/2/2017

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JulieKay Kleiner

I found Molly 4 weeks before my son was due and my mind was immediately put to ease after talking to her & I hired her right away! I had been preparing for a natural hospital birth using Hypnobabies and was looking for a doula who was familiar with that. Molly had not been exposed to Hypnobabies specifically but was very open to learn and jumped in when I asked her to read material to prepare. She learned the correct terminology and listened to the tracks I sent her, she even went to a private Hypnobabies class with my husband and I! It was an incredible feeling to have Molly by my side those final weeks of pregnancy & during the birthing time. She was attentive, quick to respond to texts/calls and was so positive! My water broke early in the AM before contractions started, and she gave me great advice on how to proceed. Due to PROM I had to get Pitocin, and I was heartbroken. Molly helped me to remember what I had learned in my Hypnobabies classes and helped me accept the birthing journey that was to be our son’s. She knew I loved essential oils so she brought some and rused them with me, and calmed me down when I was losing control and getting emotional. She stayed up all night with us while the pitocin slowly crept up in strength and helped me control my fear. I truly believe that I was able to have my epidural free birth because she was there with us! I never once felt like she took my husband’s place as my primary birth partner, instead she joined our team and she made it a seamless process. She was wonderful in my postpartum time as well! She came to our house to see how we were doing and gave us a long list of wonderful resources incase we needed anything postpartum. I am so overjoyed that we chose to hire Molly! Since it was a last minute decision to hire a doula we hadn’t budgeted for it and she was willing to work with us on what we could afford. I would recommend Molly to anyone looking for an incredible doula!

Posted 7/25/2017

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andrea clow

Molly was such a unbelievable find on doula match. I somehow stumbled on doula match and contacted her and we had a quick back and forth that night. She was extremely quick in responding considering we were looking last minute. The universe must of matched us up because things just worked out in every aspect. She was professional, reliable, knowledgeable and as sweet as could be. She came to our house and was warm and friendly with our entire family, and I knew instantly we would connect. She is studying midwifery which gave her an excellent advantage in what birth is like and what to expect. During the birth she was very present and connected to the process. She was observant to my needs without having to ask or be told what to do. She had a very comfortable touch and it was exactly what I needed, where I needed, and when I needed. During our conversations about birth before and after she really made me think about how I was connected to it and what I was wanting out of it for me own experience which I really appreciated. I would have her as my doula over and over again and I would recommend her to all.

Posted 3/19/2017

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Michelle V

I feel so lucky to have had Molly as my doula after the birth of my third child. She is as trustworthy and helpful as they come. I knew from the beginning that she was a kind and thoughtful person, but with time, I learned that she is also hardworking and quite knowledgeable about the needs of new moms. I am as grateful as can be for her incredible sensitivity and respect for all that my family and I were experiencing. Among other things, she was able to put me immediately at ease with the idea of having her watch and play with my older children. She is one of those rare individuals with a "magic touch." And I don't have words to describe how much I benefited personally from her support. I feel as though my life as a mother, and my memories of the time surrounding my third child's birth, would be so different had Molly not been around. As it is, I remember being surrounded with warmth and care. Thank you Molly for being such a great doula!!

Posted 9/26/2016

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Michelle V

I feel so lucky to have had Molly as my doula after the birth of my third child. She is as trustworthy and helpful as they come. I knew from the beginning that she was a kind and thoughtful person, but with time, I learned that she is also hardworking and quite knowledgeable about the needs of new moms. I am as grateful as can be for her incredible sensitivity and respect for all that my family and I were experiencing. Among other things, she was able to put me immediately at ease with the idea of having her watch and play with my older children. She is one of those rare individuals with a "magic touch." And I don't have words to describe how much I benefited personally from her support. I feel as though my life as a mother, and my memories of the time surrounding my third child's birth, would be so different had Molly not been around. As it is, I remember being surrounded with warmth and care. Thank you Molly for being such a great doula!!

Posted 9/24/2016

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Rekha J

Molly was a wonderful doula, I refer to her to her doula skills to my friends as the “Magical touch”. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was responsive, even in the middle of the night, and stayed long hours in hospital when I was under observation. Always available and always cheerful by me and my family during the stressful time. I am so glad that we decided that Molly to be part of our birth plan!

Molly was patient and attentive throughout my long labor. I had what was called as back labor which is very painful and her massages on my back were amazing during my contractions. Molly would be first choice even for my next child birth.

Posted 7/7/2016

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Julie Blue

When I searched for a doula I was nervous to see if I could find the support I hoped for. From the first time I had one-on-one time with Molly my worries were put to ease! She's very open and positive person.

The day came and I chose to stay home alone with my husband until contractions were closer together. Molly maintained a perfect balance of checking in on us, but also letting it happen organically. Later we all met at the hospital, after an ultrasound we became aware that my baby was laying sideways inside me. I was devastated. I asked for a moment with Molly and my husband. We were trying to process, trying not to let go of having the natural birth that we wanted. That's when Molly gently stepped in and told us that situations like this was why c-sections were created. With her help we accepted that this is how our son would be born. We asked permission to have her in the room with us and asked her if she'd be comfortable with being there. I felt so awful,  I had planned for her to attend a natural birth and it was becoming a polar opposite. She was so gentle and was happy to be there to support me no matter how my son was born. 

My son was born limp and pale. He was rushed to another room before I could see him. My husband did not want to leave my side but with Molly with me I felt completely secure sending him with our baby and not feeling alone myself. She stayed with me during quite literally the worst time of my life. She covered me with warm blankets and spoke softly to me through the unknown. And when they finally brought my baby back, she helped me try to nurse him as I laid on my back and the doctors finished sewing me back up. It was a very long night. Molly made it all bearable. I truly can't thank her enough for what she did for our family.

Posted 7/4/2016

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Molly Scott

Molly scott was my Labour doula for my first birth. She was a staple during this intense time. Not only was she a supportive friend but also kept a calm and professional profile. Once my doctor informed us that my little one would not be coming into this world naturally, molly stepped in with ideas on how to get baby moved around before continuing with the cesarean. Keeping my partner and families feelings in mind while (in a way) taking charge and using her knowledge and experience to create a sense of control in an uncontrolable situation. Though my birth didnt go exactly as we all hoped, I am so thankful that I had Molly there for emotional support and to be another advocate for me. 

Posted 6/29/2016

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