Testimonial for Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

From the moment we first spoke on the phone, Victoria's calm manner and nonjudgemental stance  put me immediately at ease. I felt from the beginning that she was there to be my supporter and my advocate. When we met Victoria in person, we knew she was the right person to support both of us and help us to have a positive birth experience. Through a 21 hour induced labor with  Pitocain, Victoria was right there at our side , caring for us and supporting us in whichever choices made, changing positions, creating a calming environment to facilitate relaxation and hopefully labor, feeding me healthful foods and staying up with me so that my husband could sleep. When my son was born and was just slightly bluish and needed to be checked , Victoria calmly explained what the doctors and nurses were doing to him, every step of the way, so that I felt included and informed. Knowing that I wanted to breastfeed immediately, Victoria was right at my side to help me with positioning and to encourage me, even though I felt clueless and tired. When she came for a follow up home visit, she helped me to begin to master babywearing, more nursing help and to make sure that I was eating and sleeping well.  With my second son, we were stuck in a small triage room  for several hours through the initial stages of labor. Victoria kept our spirits up and basically kept me distracted and comfortable as we waited for a room. When I was moved to an actual room and was in transition (known as the most uncomfortable and difficult stage of labor) and was acutally requesting medication (I had previously stated i wanted a drug free birth) Victoria reassured me that it was "my birth" and that I could "have whatever i wanted." it hugely relieved me to know that she was there to empathize and support, never to judge or persuade. I cannot recommend Victoria more highly. If you want to feel calm, empowered, informed, supported and relaxed, Victoria is for you!

-Katie Brown

January 13, 2016

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Victoria Michonski CD, HCHI, CLC

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