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Molly Landolt CD(CHB), CLC

DC Doula

Washington, DC Service range 8 miles

4438230136

http://www.dcdoula.co

Birth Fee

$1800 to $2500

Birth Fee

$1800 to $2500


Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 100 births attended


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Carriage House Birth Foundation - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Carriage House Birth, February 2020
  • Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings, March 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 3 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Molly will support you with unbiased and unconditional no matter what setting you choose to birth in. She has experience at the following hospitals: George Washington University Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Inova Hospital (Fairfax, Alexandria, Fair Oaks, Loudoun), Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and Holy Cross Hospital. Please reach out even if you don't see your's listed!

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Molly supports unmedicated births at birthing centers. She has attended many births at Shady Grove Birth Center, The Birthing Inn, and BirthCare.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Molly is an experienced home birth doula and can help you every step of the way as you prepare to welcome your baby.


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reiki
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Peer Mentor at The Doula's Doula (a mentorship for doulas led by Domino Kirke-Badgley and Maiysha Cambell Kramer).

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

As your birth doula, we work together to cultivate the birth plan you desire & deserve. Upon hiring I will be available to you as a resource throughout the remaining weeks of your pregnancy path. During your labor & birth, I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support and answer any and all questions you may have. --- For package details please refer to dcdoula.co/offerings

Service Area

Washington, DC Service range 8 miles

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Client Testimonials for Molly Landolt CD(CHB), CLC

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Laura W.

10/23/2022

I gave birth to my baby on October 4th and could not have done it without the unwavering support of Molly as our doula. When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted a doula for our family and had heard of Molly through another one of her clients. After talking to her the first time when I was 7 weeks pregnant I felt she was the right doula for me. Molly met with me monthly and was such a great resource for all the questions a first time pregnant person would have-there was no issue too big or small to discuss and she followed up with resources and evidence based source material after each meeting while providing emotional support during our conversations. She helped me understand my options in labor and establish birth preferences so that if my birth didn’t go as planned I would be prepared. I’m grateful for that preparation because the birth of our daughter definitely did not go as planned! During labor Molly was there for every twist and turn over the 20 plus hours it took to meet our baby.  Both my husband and I appreciated her support, knowledge, kindness, and calm presence during an emotional time.  I can’t recommend Molly enough and am so glad we had her by our side! If you’re thinking of getting a doula for your pregnancy journeys and happen to be someone who could use both the evidence based information along with a kind, calm presence to guide you through the process, Molly is the right doula for you!

 

Valyncia

7/22/2022

I am thankful for Molly’s wisdom and guidance during my child birth journey.

I associate trauma with the medical system, hospitals, and providers. Walking into a hospital triggers me, I get upset, my blood pressure rises, and years of very sad memories flood my brain, all the smells return of burning flesh, chemo, death, disappointment, fighting for those I love, pain and suffering. To top that off the thought of having to navigate this new season without my own giver of life, who I lost to cancer, broke my heart all over again. 

As my husband and I took out on this journey I knew I had to do my part to ensure my voice was heard and my husband and I were supported on this journey. I knew from the first time I met Molly that she was my doula. Molly was exactly what I needed. When I went into labor we texted regularly and she took my call when I rang. I did not feel pressured to have her more present, but knew that if I called, and needed her she would be right there. When we transitioned to the hospital and were ready for her in person support she was there. It was reassuring to hear her interact with the nurses to ensure I had what I needed and could labor in a stress free environment. She was truly part of our support team, moving seamlessly with my husband and the staff. When it was time to push she grabbed a leg and encouraged me to have my baby. 45 minutes later my baby was here. The doctor never made it in. My doula and nurses caught my baby. It was perfect. Child birth is intense but it is what some of us are built to do. Molly helped me feel secure in that. There were some snags and bumps along the way but that time leading up to birth, those 45 minutes of pushing were beyond memorable, and that’s in part due to my amazing support team. When you are used to taking care of everyone else, you sometimes forget to make sure you are taken care of. Take care of yourself, and add Molly to your team! She is well worth it. 

Freyja Galban

6/16/2022

I found Molly through Instagram long before i was pregnant and always loved her energy. The second i became pregnant, i saw she had an opening for my due date and was beyond excited. I met with her and instantly knew, this is my doula! She really takes the time to give space, education, build a relationship, she makes you feel so hears and empowered. I always looked forward to prenatal visits with her because she's so fun to talk to. Because of Covid, my husband couldn't go with me to my anatomy scan, so Molly lovingly came with and it was amazing to have that support. I planned a home birth, so she also came to my home visit. I went into early labor one evening and Molly was right there the whole time. I found myself wanting her by my side the most out of everyone during that time. It turned out to be prodromal labor, Molly explained what that was and for days to come checked in and reassured me. For birth, the only way i can describe her is being a magical rockstar. She's truly amazing. She's so skilled, knowledgeable, funny, kind, and someone you definitely want and need in your corner during such a vulnerable time. Molly truly is such an incredible doula and i can't recommend her enough. She's a birth worker that became family and we all love her

Julie Hantman

5/20/2022

We hired Molly for the birth of our second child after not being sure we really "needed"  doula (since we had been through it all just 20 months prior) but so thankful we decided to do so.  We had a home birth and Molly was so instrumental through the whole process.  She was the first one I texted when early labor started and the first one to arrive at our home.  She set the tone for the experience in a very calm and caring way and helped with movements to keep me comfortable and also baby progressing through labor.  She worked alongside my midwife and birth assistant seemlessly and when my 20 month old son woke up in the middle of the night she helped keep him happy and occupied so my husband could be at my side for delivery.  Couldn't say enough good things about Molly!  It was like having a loving family member there with us, but with ALL the experience and none of the stress :-)

Sarah Kiernan

5/4/2022

I loved having Molly as my Doula! Molly and I started working together when I was just 3 months along. Our initial meeting was informative and I knew immediately her energy was a good match for mine. Signing on with her was an easy process and she made me feel comfortable and confident the whole time. I enjoyed our monthly meetings so much. They felt like a way for me to connect with my pregnancy once a month and really zoom in on how I was feeling. While making my birth preferences document, she had all the details, pros and cons on everything. I never felt as if she was trying to lead me in any particular direction and I never felt any judgement from her. She just came with the facts and found a way to make me feel supported with every decision I made. As we got closer to birth I had some health complications and she was always a text away explaining what the doctors had told me. Having her to talk to helped me better process the doctor's information, come up with smarter questions to ask them at the next appointment and also helped me feel like everything was ok.  I felt so confident during Induction because she had mapped out the process step by step in our meetings before so I never felt nervous or blindsided by something the doctor said. Molly was super connected during my labor, came asap during my active labor and tried everything to work with my physical body to get my baby to come out! She was also really helpful in her collaboration with the Nurses. I ended up having a C-Section and she comforted me and made me feel confident going into that. Her follow up after birth was amazing. The best thing about Molly was her emails. Even if I felt overwhelmed or not ready to engaged, her emails were so comprehensive and FILLED with resources so I knew I could always go back to them for ANYTHING I needed. I can't recommend Molly enough, she is super powerful and gave me an even better Doula experience than I could have asked for. 

Anna Pollock

3/22/2022

Molly was my doula for the birth of my son Zenn in December 2021. This was my first birth and having Molly's support was a huge help both in preparing (mentally and physically) for birth, and knowing what to expect in the hospital. She walked my husband and I through all the decision points we would face months in advance so there were no surprises on the big and left us plenty of time to talk through issues we weren't firmly decided on. She provided wonderful childbirth education throughout the monthly sessions and kept me feeling empowered throughout my entire pregnancy, even when things got complicated.

My son was born naturally after a super complicated, anxiety filled prgenancy and I can say with no hesitation that the birth and birth process were the easiest part of the entire 9 months. Having Molly by my side definitely contributed positively to the experience. At my birth, Molly was available by phone multiple times in the middle of the night. When she arrived to the hospital she seamlessly integrated with the medical team and was the perfect intermediary, making my husband and I feel extremely comfortable. If we do it again, I will definitely want Molly by my side again!

 

Beth

2/21/2022

Molly was the best decision I could have made, she was instrumental in ensuring our pregnancy and birth journey was quite literally the best experience I could have ever hoped for.

I began my search of a doula because I was becoming anxious about the thought of labor and birth. The thought of labor and birth was bringing up so many traumatic emotions, due to the loss of our first child. I wanted & needed a support person and advocate in the room, when my husband and I would be at our most vulnerable.

Through the Childbirth Education class and our monthly prenatal meetings, we received so much knowledge and information from Molly. Molly supported me in a way I never expected. She had a profound impact in the way I approached my pregnancy and birth. I became so empowered and more importantly in control of MY birth experience.

When it came to the big day, Molly was nothing short of amazing, even when my labor progressed so quickly she didn’t make it to the hospital in time (despite our planning!) before my baby boy arrived! Nevertheless, Molly was on speaker throughout the delivery and was quite honestly my calming, guiding star. My birth was a really beautiful experience, certainly not how I would have imagined if you asked me prior to meeting Molly.

Even postpartum, Molly was still there, sending comforting texts and checking in, which always came when I needed it most. This support was beyond what I was ever expecting from my doula, or anyone for that matter.

My birth experience went exactly as it should have; the way my son intended it to. I never would have been so in tune and listening to my body and my sons needs if I didn’t have Molly and her support, education and confidence in me. I will be forever grateful to Molly for guiding me to what I needed for MY birth experience.

Molly is an ‘above & beyond’ human; professional; care person - I cannot recommend her enough.

Carlos

1/22/2022

Hiring Molly was the best decision we could possibly have made.  As a new dad-to-be I was a little taken aback when my wife brought up the idea of a doula.  My initial impression was she wanted to bring in outside help to ensure she'd receive the care and support she needed.  This felt like a personal attack because that was supposed to be my role!  I couldn't have been more wrong. From our initial interview of Molly she ensured I wouldn't be an onlooker in this journey, but an active and important participant.  She explained her role was to support my wife and I and help us make informed decisions that were in line with our preferences.  She always had us one step ahead.  It was very nice going into every doctor's appointment and already having an understanding of what the doctor was talking about because we'd already discussed it with Molly.  And when it came time for delivery and were forced to go to plan b and c due to things out of our control, Molly was a comforting and reassuring sounding board as we went through all our options and what everything meant.  We felt confident in all our decisions because Molly had educated us on what to expect and what everything meant.  I can't imagine having gone through everything we did without Molly.  And I can't imagine going through this again without her.  She'll be our first non-family phone call if/when we have another child.

Amy

12/23/2021

Molly was my doula from my first trimester through the birth of my son. As a Black woman and first-time mom, I started my pregnancy journey with a lot of anxiety given the poor maternal health outcomes for women of color and racial bias pervasive in the medical profession. From my first time talking with her, Molly immediately put me at ease and demonstrated compassion in addition to being extremely knowledgeable. Throughout she provided invaluable, evidence-based advice and resources to both me and my husband on pregnancy as well as the postpartum process.

Because of her, I felt more confident going into labor and knew the right questions to be asking my doctors. Without hesitation, I would recommend Molly to anyone who is expecting.

Katie M.

12/11/2021

Molly was my doula during the pregnancy and birth of my first child. We hired her around my fifth month, and from the moment she was on board she was an invaluable member of our "team." She was responsive to questions and concerns throughout my pregnancy, and coached both my husband and I through each subsequent phase. She also helped us prepare for the birth by sharing information and resources that allowed us to think through and weigh evidence-based alternatives for many of the common decisions surrounding a birth. Having someone to walk us through all the potential paths that birth might take was so helpful for both my husband and I in heading into labor feeling prepared and well equipped with information, as well as empowered in our own abilities to make decisions that felt right for us. During the birth, she arrived just as I headed into active labor and continued to help by providing context for what was happening, reiterating my stated preferences, and helping me maintain comfortable positioning up to and through the successful vaginal delivery of my child. It is impossible to imagine this journey to parenthood without Molly's support, guidance, and presence. She is a genuinely kind, thoughtful, and knowledgable human being and I could not recommend her more highly as a doula. 

Emily T

7/27/2021

Molly is an incredible doula and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a caring, professional, and knowledgeable companion at their birth. She has a ton of experience supporting birth and it showed throughout every step of our work with her. We hired Molly later in my pregnancy, around 33 weeks, and she was immediately available and responsive over text, email, and phone, helping me navigate through some of the pregnancy complications I was facing. When I needed to be induced, she met us at the hospital and stayed for the entire 48 hour labor. She offered support with my contractions, used her impressive technical knowledge of birth to help me evaluate medical decisions, and even woke up every 30 minutes during the night to turn me from side to side to help baby descend. I ended up having a successful VBAC and Molly played a major role in helping me achieve that goal.

Cara Baldari

6/23/2021

Molly was my doula for the birth of my first baby in March and I found her invaluable! I had a long, painful labor that resulted in a C section and Molly went above and beyond,  staying with my husband and I for 30 hours in the hospital and she was totally hands-on the whole time, helping us navigate each decision and helping me work through my pain, both physically and psychologically.  Due to her guidance, I felt much more in-control of my experience.  She has also been so helpful during my post-partum period, meeting with me to help me process and reflect on my experience, as well as be a resource regarding breastfeeding and my physical recovery.  I couldn't recommend her more!

Birth Availability for Molly Landolt CD(CHB), CLC

= Available. Calendar last updated: 01-31-2022