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Molly Gailans

Birth Fee: $500

Fee Details: I offer 1-2 prenatal meetings to help you create and/or talk about your birth preferences, answer questions, discuss concerns, and give suggestions based on your needs. I will be "on call" for you 24/7, from 38 weeks until your baby's birth. During labor, I will join you when you request, to provide continuous support during your labor, birth, and immediate postpartum. Also included is one postpartum visit 4-6 weeks after your baby's birth. I'm honored to be able to help you achieve a satisfying and empowering birth experience! No matter how or where you choose to give birth, you, your partner and your baby deserve support and respect. I live in Grafton with my husband and children. I enjoy nature, gardening, raising chickens in my backyard, music, and being constantly entertained by my three little boys. Since my children are still young, I am not currently working as a "full time" doula. However I am completely dedicated and devoted to my clients and absolutely love this work.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 4 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2015
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

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

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Molly Gailans

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Laura Wade

I found Molly online while searching for a Doula. She was professional, non-judgmental, patient and I loved her personality. Her experience and knowledge regarding pregnancy and childbirth is very extensive. She listened well to my concerns, offered many good suggestions, and was supportive of my wishes and decisions on how to handle the birth of my son. Through her great suggestions on positioning and massage during labor I was able to progress much farther before needing pain relief than I would otherwise have been able. She helped to make the entire process more comfortable and less worrisome for me and my family. When she arrived at the hospital her presence was calming to me and knowing she was there lifted my anxiety and fears. I would highly recommend having Molly as your Doula.

Posted 4/13/2018

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Elizabeth Riebe

Molly is an absolutely wonderful labor doula and I highly recommend her. She is kind, calming, empathetic and experienced. The love she has for babies is very special, but even more special is her true passion for labor, childbirth, and its entire process.

Molly met with me and my husband twice in the weeks before I went in to labor to prepare us. She was so informative, yet never imposed her opinions on us. It made me feel like she was truly there to support us and help us through our OWN experience.

During my labor Molly was truly awesome. I had an intense, long labor and I really could not have gotten through it without her. Not only did she keep me motivated/focused and comforted, but she was also a great support for my husband who had a difficult time watching me go through this experience. It was my wish to have a natural labor, so she utilized many different relaxation techniques during contractions including deep breathing, massage (even an awesome foot massage!), essential oils, hot shower, etc.  Because my labor stalled, I asked the medical staff for help with the pain. Molly supported me and reminded me of my options. She was there for us alongside the medical staff, and there was never any interference/tension between the two.

Since my baby was turned sideways during the final stage of labor, we were faced with a very difficult decision of the doctor using the vacuum to extract the baby, or having a risky C-section performed. I was scared, emotional, and extremely exhausted at this point but Molly stayed calm and continued to encourage me. I gave birth to a healthy boy without having to go in to surgery.

Words cannot express how grateful I am that we had Molly as a support through this challenging yet amazing process. We were able to get through it because of her. Anyone that is seeking the assistance of a labor doula would be so lucky to have her!!!

-Elizabeth, mother of Henry (March 2016)

Posted 7/12/2016

Birth Availability for Molly Gailans

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