Testimonial for Lila Backenstose

My wife found Lila's profile online when searching for a birth doula. This was our first child and we were looking for extra support and an advocate in the hospital. As soon as we interviewed Lila on the phone we knew it would be a great fit. And it absolutely was. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Lila met with us a couple times before the due date and gave my wife peace of mind being able to ask questions and get advice leading up to delivery. That was nice, but having Lila with us in the delivery room was key. We delivered at Byrn Mawr and Lila was there within 20 minutes, holding my wife's hand and coaching her through the contractions of a VERY long labor. I noticed the hospital staff was, frankly, much more attentive when Lila was in the room versus when she was not.

Lila knew the right questions to ask us, ask them, and I really can't imagine the delivery experience without her. She has a very calming demeanor and when some surprises occurred in our active labor process, she had lots of reassuring experience to help my wife and I make the necessary decisions about whether to get an epidrual, when to push, and when to rest. After 31 long hours, our son arrived and Lila stayed right there next to us long after the doctors and nurses had left to move on to other patients. She responds to texts and emails immediately and ALWAYS answered her phone, even in the middle of night when my wife first started labor at 1a. I don't normally do "reviews" for anything online, but I'm extremely grateful we found Lila for this process. 

-Greg Wagman

November 28, 2023

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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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Updated 4/8/2024

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