Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I had a good feeling about Laura the minute we talked on the phone. It was important to me to click with  personality of whomever I chose, and, in addition, find one who was reliable, attentive, knowledgeable, caring (but direct) and granola but not too crunchy (if you know what I mean!) in her approach to the birthing process. She was all of these things.

Our initial meeting was at her office where I sat down with her and founder of N Texas Duela Associates and discussed the services they would provide. I immediately felt I was in good hands. Laura followed up with 2 visits to my apartment. We discussed my birth plan and took inventory of everything I had and needed to be prepared and settled for my little boy. I felt organized, prepared and at ease when the time came.

I was most grateful when I had to go in for an emergency c section and Laura was by my side the entire time. She kept me warm and calm, and managed to take some amazing photos with my iPhone (with my permission of course) that I will cherish forever. Unfortunately, I experienced a complication in surgery that kept me on the table for 3 hours and prevented me from being able to have him on my chest (skin-to-skin) when he was born. She knew this was very important to me, so she brought him to me and held him by my face so we were eye-to-eye.

She continued to check in and visit me during my 4 day stay in the hospital and followed up with a home visit 3 weeks later to make sure I wasn't suffering post partum depression. In addition, she set me up with 2 wonderful night nurses for 4 weeks who are my saving grace!

I highly recommend Laura and North Texas Duela Associates. 5 stars ??

-Loren Bassett

February 11, 2016

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

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