Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Prior to meeting with Laura Fortner, I was unaware of the benifits of partnering with a Doula for my planned natural delivery. The moment I learned of the exciting news of expecting my baby boy, I begain to prep myself in research in unmedicated natural births, was apart of weekly maternity yoga classes and did endless reading on how to be prepared for the big day! I wasn't until around 30 weeks of pregnancy when I hit that unsettling feeling of "am I doing everything I should in order to prep myself and baby for a natural birth?".

My fiance at the time was also very unaware of the benifits of a Doula. He often thought it was silly when we spoke of it and couldn't imagine having a "stranger" in the room on our special day. That was until we met Laura. She came to our home and spoke to my fiance and I regarding our birthing plan and educated us on her services. We were blown away by her knowledge of not just the birthing process but her overall love of what she does.

One week early from my due date, my son decided to make his debut. I had gone into labor in the morning and had reached out to Laura to notify her that I was headed to hospital. Since it such short notice and my contractions where so close together I wasn't sure if she would make it. I got to the Hospital at 12:30pm and my son was born at 3:24pm. Soon after arriving to the Hospital, I was admitted to L&D. I couldn't believe how fast my labor was progressing and I was almost at my breaking point in pain and was debating if I was strong enough to go through with no epidural. Just then Laura came in and gave me the support that I was so desperatly needing. She applyed pressure to my lower back and helped me remember to breathe. When I think back at my birth of my son, I think of her holding my hand and her calm nature that helped pull me through.

I am forever thankful to Laura and her support! My Story would not be the same without her!

-Kimberly Kellner

June 30, 2016

a photo from Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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