Testimonial for Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

Even though Chicago is a first-rate city, it is lacking in birth centers and, in my opinion, "truly modern" obtestrics care. When I became pregnant with my first child, I wanted to race back to my home state of Colorado and embed myself in a birth center surrounded with smart, progressive experts. As that wasn't an option, I began to search for another way of having a safe, informed, supported and "pro-mom" delivery. That's when I found Victoria.

From our first meeting, I immediately felt at ease with Victoria. She is a warm and caring woman -- but more than that, she is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about childbirth and post-partum care. Further, she is deeply passionate about the field, and is studying to become a midwife. I told my husband she's an awesome "triple threat" (knowledge + passion + warmth) -- and that comes through in her work. I didn't want someone to rub my back and tell me that it was all going to be okay; I wanted a woman who really knew what she was doing. If you feel the same way, I highly recommend working with Victoria.

We met twice before I delievered and, frankly, it was part childbirth education, part therapy. I shared every fear, anxiety and thought I had about delivering and post-partum issues, and Victoria was gentle in her informed responses. When I went into labor, I was less than a joy to be around (:)) and she was extremely cool during my quick delivery. Following delivery, the OB on call asked me how I remained so calm (commenting that she rarely/never sees women who seem so relaxed) and I credit my attitude in large part to Victoria and my husband. We were all on the "same team" and focused on a loving delivery for my little one.

Following her birth, Victoria has visited my daughter to make sure all was well. She has stayed in periodic contact to make sure we're off to a good start as a family, too. (Like I said, what a cool, caring woman, right?!)

No question - she's the best.

-Abigail Lovett

January 23, 2014

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