Testimonial for Lila Backenstose

Choosing to work with Lila was the best decision I made during my pregnancy. As this was my first pregnancy, I didn’t know what to expect and was anxious about the labor and delivery process. Doctor’s appointments were quick and clinical, and working with Lila couldn’t have been more different. She came to our home twice in the 3rd trimester to get to know my husband and me, understand my concerns and desires, and help us put together a birth plan. There are so many decisions to make around labor and delivery and Lila offered an abundance of information and zero judgement with every question asked and preference shared.

When I went into labor in the middle of the night, Lila answered her phone immediately and supported us through several hours of laboring at home via phone, answering every question and offering countless helpful suggestions. I was progressing very slowly after 17 hours of unmedicated labor and was kind of lost in the process. With patience and encouragement, Lila helped me to step back and assess my status  and set a plan for the remainder of my labor, which lasted 31 hours total. That pivot was invaluable. Lila was there holding my hand and encouraging me when my epidural was wearing off and I was pushing, and stayed by my side until and after the doctor left, first making sure I had asked the doctor several valuable questions I never would have thought of. She also thought to take some priceless photos of my son and husband immediately after birth that we wouldn’t have had otherwise. I don’t want to imagine how any of this experience would have gone without Lila, and couldn’t recommend her more highly.

-Kate G

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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