Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I had the pleasure of working with Laura Fortner, CD (DONA) before, during, and after the birth of my daughter in May 2016. It was pleasurable and delightful experience. At our introduction meeting she explained away all of the fears I had about delivering as a first time mother. We laughed and planned for all of the unexpected occurrences that I would have never thought of if I had never used a Doula. We came up with code phrases in case someone said or did something to annoy me during the birthing process, and hilarious moments like this helped relieve some of the stress that comes with the unknown of delivering a baby. Laura helped with food choices, clothing choices, birthing plans, etc. prior to the baby. And during delivery she was a constant and calming support for me. She was a gentle voice in my ear to ease pain and frustrations. I was able to squeeze her hand and depend on her as a trusted person in the room during delivery. After the delivery of my beautiful baby, Laura has remained a wonderful joy in our lives. She has answered new mommy questions, offered advice when I asked, helped to get me away from the house with the baby when I was afraid, introduce us to other new mommy’s/baby’s and recommend books to help me get through the first few months with the baby.

I believe in Doula services whole-heartedly. I would recommend Laura's services to any of my friends preparing for a new baby. Laura is a Doula with North Dallas Doula Associates, NDDA. I've used other Doula's within their practice for other services, such as an Ante-Partum Doula to help with planning a registry and offer massages prior to the baby's arrival, and a Night Nurse after the baby came home a few nights a week to help with the transition. Everyone in the practice is professional, fun, patient, and kind. Especially Laura, for whom I will always be grateful, she is definitely Heaven sent.

-Shundrian Green

November 01, 2016

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

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