Testimonial for Lenore Musambacine

I was so happy with my birth experience, and Lenore was such a huge part of that. As a single mother by choice, I knew I wanted a doula with me for my hospital delivery to help support me through the experience. When I spoke with Lenore by phone, I knew immediately that she was the doula for me! Her direct, practical, but loving style made me trust her immediately. She was a great support before the birth, helping me to think through my birth plan and what preparations to make ahead of time before baby came, and recommending great resources. Then during my labor and delivery...let’s just say there is no way I could have done it without her! I wanted to do a natural birth, but wasn’t sure if, when it came right down to it, I would be able to go through with it. But with Lenore by my side coaching me on breathing and vocalizing, offering emotional support, massaging me (and using that amazing TENS unit!), moving through the experience without drugs just felt like the most natural and obvious thing to do. It was still really hard, but with Lenore’s support it felt like a challenge that I was capable of rising to.

Afterward, I was really struggling in the early days home from the hospital. I was having challenges with breastfeeding, had to pump constantly, was hardly sleeping, and found myself needing more support than I had planned for. Like a good friend giving “tough love,” Lenore pushed me to get over my discomfort with asking for help and reach out beyond just my mom to my larger support network. Lo and behold, I had tons of people ready to help me - I just needed that nudge from Lenore to help me ask for it!

Lenore was like a combination of a coach and a friend for me during my overall birth process, and I am so thankful that she was a part of it!

-Kelley Leathers

November 28, 2018

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Lenore Musambacine

LUNA Birth and Wellness

Birth Fee: $2500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $65

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Updated 3/25/2024

Birth Fee: $2500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate: $50 to $65

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