molly geisler, cpm, cd(dona), CLC, BS
Before becoming a Certified Professional Midwife, DONA International Certified Doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor I worked within a variety off different non-profit organizations. With each change of job I became closer and closer to focusing on holistic health and women's reproductive rights. Eventually I learned more about the roles of a midwife and doula and I have been in the birth world since then and created "Down to Earth Birth." Focusing on fertility and all things related to nutrition are my next projects that I am excited to offer.
I use current research, timeless natural birth insights passed down from midwife to midwife, and personal experience to support families through the process of childbearing. I encourage clients to have the experience they want by equipping them with information and options and letting them know they always have this non-judgmental support person in their corner, no matter the hour. I love to see babies born into a loving environment and feel very grateful to be part of the process. Each baby has a special place in my heart and I deeply enjoy building a positive relationship with the families I serve. I happily welcome any body regardless of ability, religion, gender identification, race, sexuality, education level, nationality, and more!
My experience with pregnancy, birth, and women’s health spans from observing in Uganda to actively supporting the process in homes, birth centers, and hospitals with clients in New England as well as within the Amish community in Pennsylvania. In 2018 I spent 5 weeks working as a midwife within refugee camps in Greece.
In my free time, I love cooking, outdoor activities like biking and swimming, traveling, writing, working on the never ending side projects, stand-up comedy, and more! When I can, I contribute research articles to the Midwifery Matters journal publication. I have had many homes in California, Ghana, Seattle, India, and New Orleans and I currently reside in Somerville of the Boston area.
I hold a BS in Psychology and Anthropology from Santa Clara University, am trained in yoga by The Yoga Centre in Mumbai, and maintain CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation certifications. And lastly, I proudly work through the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation to offer prenatal and postpartum doula services to low income women and families in the Boston area!