Testimonial for Lila Backenstose

During my pregnancy, my husband and I went back and forth about hiring a doula. We really weren't sure that we wanted or needed someone else to go through the birthing process with us. After reading a lot about doulas and what they do, though, I realized that having one with us during labor and delivery would actually be a smart move and would make unnecessary procedures less likely. I was lucky enough to find Lila online and was drawn to her because she had so many positive reviews from other moms. When we met Lila, we both immediately knew she was a great fit for us. She brought positive energy and optimism into the planning process from the first meeting.  Lila helped us create a brith plan that worked for us and also helped us plan for possible changes so that we didn't feel blind sided later.

In the week before my baby was born, I had a lot of questions about changes I was experiencing. Lila was always available to answer questions or just to talk about how I was feeling. It was really helpful having someone to validate my experiences and tell me that everything I was feeling was normal. It took a lot of stress away from both my husband and I.

When the day finally came to have my baby, nothing went according to plan. Luckily for me, Lila was there, helping us through. During labor she was incredibly helpful and integrated seemlessly into my medical team, even though I delivered at a hospital that rarely sees doulas. My doctors and nurses even commented on how helpful she was. She helped me exprience the birth I wanted, without an epidural, even after I needed pitocin. She kept my spirits up and gave me confidence when I needed it most. When I gave up, she believed in me. Both my husband and I considered her help to be invaluable and we are so so glad she was there with us.

I honestly cannot recommend Lila highly enough!! :)

-Marissa Famularo

October 01, 2018

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Lila Backenstose

Conshy Doulas

Birth Fee: $1700 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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Updated 4/8/2024

Birth Fee: $1700 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $60

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