Testimonial for Victoria Calleja

We hired Victoria to support us with both of our births, the first a cesarean breech birth in September 2014 and again with our VBAC baby this past December 2016. The support Victoria provided for us as our doula began far before the delivery room!  I tend to reflect a lot, and sometimes overanalyze; having the support was helpful for me to get in touch with my instincts and not hyper-dwell. The support isn't just something you get at your birth, it's something you can get during your pregnancy. I did not expect our first son to be breech, and Victoria provided the resources I wanted to help flip the baby. She also made herself available to debrief my OB visits and look at options. Even though our birth was cesarean, I still felt her support was extremely valuable, especially with breastfeeding and getting that first latch.

Our second birth was a major whirlwind. If it weren't for Victoria, we would've had a very unexpected homebirth!  When Victoria came to the house she recognized that I was in transition and we needed to leave for the hospital. She sat with me in the backseat, massaged my back, and helped me to relax, focus, and empower myself during my contractions. My husband is a fantastic birth coach, however, there is no way he would've been able to do any of that while driving! Somebody had to take charge and get us out of the house, and Victoria was that person for us. My husband needed her guidance and direction as well, otherwise we definitely would have had the baby in the bathroom!

Postpartum, I still use Victoria for questions and resources regarding breastfeeding and postpartum depression. If there ever is a baby #3, we would hire her again in a heartbeat!

-Emily Brand

March 25, 2017

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Victoria Calleja

All Things Birth LLC

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 7/16/2024

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 7/16/2024

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