$800 to $1000
$25 to $40
5 years and 10 births attended
5 years and 2 families served
Type of practice: Doula agency employee
Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Yoga Assisting Prenatal Stretching & Strengthening
Van Etten, NY Service range 80 miles
I was unexpectedly pregnant with baby number 3 in my late 30s and knew I wanted to do it completely different than my other 2 pregnancies. I wanted full control of my birth experience since I had 2 pretty traumatic cesareans in the past. I hired a midwife who took me on as her client and also decided I wanted a doula for the entire pregnancy. I had full physical and mental ability on having a natural birth at home and Tory was in full support from the beginning all the way to the very end, unlike my midwife who I eventually had to let go at 36 weeks pregnant. Tory encouraged me during trying times in my pregnancy, attended midwifery appointments with me, prepared delicious plant based organic meals, helped me during my entire laboring process with emotional and pyhsical support, offered lactation assitance, and also helped me after baby was born with house work and just an extra hand. She was my earth side angel during this time and cannot thank her enough. She is the very best because she really does care, she is very passionate about what she does, so encouraging especially when you start to doubt yourself, such a kind, and extremely supportive individual.
Tori and I grew up together and I confided in her during my pregnancy with a million and one questions... this was my first child and i had to admit it, i hadn't a clue what i was doing! Haha i was slowly nearing the end of my pregnancy and still had not decided exactly on a birth plan. 3 weeks before baby’s C’s due date and my water broke!!! I had no choice but to decide right then and there. When i texted Torri she without question was on her way. Though unexpected, my birth was amazing. She kept me focused. I felt in control the whole time and i was able to have the natural birth i had wanted. She kept me moving and constantly encouraged me during the Labor which i found so empowering! Even the days and weeks prior to coming home from the hospital she reached out to me and visited us to make sure the transition into motherhood was smooth. I couldn’t be happier with the love and support i received with the help of our Doula.
Wise family members wanted gave me the gift of hired help after the birth of my first baby so I hired Tory as a post partum doula. At the time, I expected to have a natural birth at home and not need much help afterwards. I ended up having a traumatic hospital birth, which involved a c section and a lengthy hospital stay. I was completely physically and emotionally traumatized after the birth. Tory helped me tremendously during this time. She came to the hospital to help us learn how to calm our baby and brought essential oils and other things to help all of us relax. She came to my house twice and helped me learn how to use a moby wrap, swaddle the baby and gave me great advice on diapers and other baby essentials. But the most important thing Tory did for me was ilsten. We spoke at length about my experience and it helped me reach the first stage of my healing process. I don't know what I would have done without her!
As a new mom, I wanted to provide the best care to my newborn son. I was advised to seek help from a post partum doula and that's how I met Tory (Victoria). She was a good support and made very helpful recommendations. I initially struggled with breast feeding and Tory was very patient with me and provided guidance all throughout. She was very accessible thru text messages as well with any questions I had. She guided me with many things including diet, baby accessories, wrap, etc. I'm so thankful to have met her. I definitely recommend Tory, she's very knowledgeable about the birthing process and post partum and she's great at what she does!
I initially set up an interview with Victoria because she lived quite close to me. I have a history of precipitious labor and I was trying to plan wisely for the birth of my third child! Victoria ended up being a perfect match for me and my husband. She is spunky and genuine and my whole family loved her, from my kids to my grandmother. She was very attentive to my needs and desires during my pregnancy and labor. She helped me prepare my mind and body for labor and delivery through a few HypnoBirthing techniques (positive affirmations, surge breathing, visualization) and prenatal yoga. She helped me figure out what kind of birth experience I wanted and helped me take the necessary steps to achieve it. During my labor, she remianed with my husband and I for 12+ hours to motivate us and help me manage any labor pain naturally. She snapped "action" photos I now cherish of me, my husband, and my new daughter moments after delivery. I am confident that Victoria has the personality and knowledge base needed to stand by all kinds of mothers as they plan for and fulfill birth experiences they will look back on and be proud of! Victoria helped me achieve a satisfying and life-changing birth experience (don't get me wrong- it was no walk in the park during the process!!!) and I am eternally grateful to her for that. I also gained a new friend! (We love you, Victoria! xoxo)
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-08-2019
= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-08-2019