Testimonial for Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

Having Victoria as my doula is the best decision I made for my birth! I am originally from China and having my first baby in Chicago was very overwhelming. Victoria has been a cornerstone to me throughout the whole process. I had natural birth at Prentice Hospital and I truly believe it was having Victoria made it possible.

When we met for the first time, her expertise truly impressed us. We almost wanted to hire her right away. But she was the first doula we met, we decided to interview some other doulas. Eventualy we hired her. We communicated in English and her soft skills made our communication very smooth. During my pregnancy, Victoria came over twice and offered many insightful suggestions. She was willing to address everything I was wondering about. Due to Victoria's encouragement, I made up my mind on natural birth. I also attended some popular birth class and the class at Prentice Hospital. However, Victoria's visit was much more useful than these birth classes.

My water broke a little around 12 am. Victoria responded my texts at once and she was willing to come over if needed. She slept on her couch that night in case I needed her to come in the middle of the night. My constraction started around 7 am and became stronger at 12 pm. When Victoria came, she prepared with oils and worked with accupressure massage to keep my contraction going. It was extremely useful and I was 7 CM dialated when I came to hospital. She supported me both physically and emotionally. She always knew how and what could lessen my pain before I even knew it! My baby was born after arriving in hospital for merely four hours! During the postpartum visit, Victoria helped me with breastfeeding and again supported me emotionally. She prepared placenta capsules as this is needed in our culture. She is the only American doula I know who could take care of that! I could not have a non-medicated birth without Victoria. I cannot recommend her highly enough! :)

-Rachel Lin

December 12, 2015

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Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

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Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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Postpartum Rate: $30 to $45

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