Testimonial for Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

Working with Victoria was an absolutely wonderful and amazing experience and I would HIGHTLY recommend her services to anyone. I know for a fact I would have not had the VBAC I so wished for had it not been for her expertise and support. Not only was she a calming and supportive resource over a few weeks in preparation for labor, but her being there with us at the hospital was crucial to our VBAC success. She was there to support me through a very intense early labor- keeping me moving, massaging, applying pressure, mentally reasuring me, etc. Due to my experience of very intense back labor that provided no relief from my contractions, I eventually did recieve an epidural.  Victoria kept me moving in different positions and using the peanut to keep me open even when restricted to the hospital bed.  She provided comfort through heated blankets , talking me through contractions, bringing ice chips, etc. When the doctors suggested a potential repeat C-section (after 18 hours of labor and slight stall at 9 CM) Victoria suggested introducing Pitocin to move the contractions along and help bring the baby down a bit further.  The doctor was hesitant, but agreed and sure enough, 2 hours later I was 10 CM dialated and ready to push.  Victoria again was what got me through 2 1/2 hours of pushing- keeping me cool with wet rags, rubbing esesntial oils on my temples, under my nose, etc. This was my first time pushing and it can take a while to get the hang of it, but her description of how to push each time was the only one that resonated with and I'm sure that was what was keeping the baby moving in the right direction as well. I can't recommend her enough, if you are looking for doula support- look no further, I can't imagine anyone else being as wonderful as Victoria!

-Emily Finegar

November 09, 2015

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Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

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