Testimonial for Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

Victoria was my wife's labor doula for the recent birth of our first child and I can't fathom the end of the pregnancy, labor, birth, and recovery proceeding any easier, all thanks to Victoria.  Her kind, patient, and peaceful personality shone in every interaction from developing our labor/birth plan to most importantly coaching and assisting my wife through her (successful) natural delivery.

While undoubtedly her greatest value is during the delivery process and immediately afterwards, the confidence and calm she instills in developing the labor plan during the pregnancy has a tremendous impact as well.  By answering any question through her extensive knowledge and experience with patience and equal gravitas (especially mine), I believe any anxiety or trepidation either of us felt was completely minimized.  The importance of this on the "big day" cannot be overstated as not only were we prepared for any contingency but so confident in our understanding of the process and labor curve that we often found ourselves calmly discussing things and "what was next", allowing us to embrace the event and appreciate all of its wonder.

Victoria not only completely respected all of my wife's wishes and expectations but also was careful to always assess and ask what she thought was best for her in the moment, catering to any need, explaining any new development, and working with complete integration and seamless cooperation with our OB/GYN and all medical staff.  As the labor progressed and became more difficult she was the ultimate coach, advocate, and friend - taking any stress away from me which let me focus solely on praising and supporting my wife.  Once our baby was born Victoria's presence felt like family, and we cannot imagine sharing this joyous event, or any future one, with anyone but her.  She is the rare professional who truly does what she loves and possesses every gift needed in her craft.

-Daniel Engel

October 15, 2015

a photo from Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

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