Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I had an incredible experience with Laura. When I found out I was pregnant with our second child, I knew I would need a doula since my goal was to have a VBAC. We signed a contract with Laura early on in the pregnancy.She was able to work with us on a very flexible payment schedule, which was such a blessing. Not only was she available when I texted her with questions, but if she hadn't heard from me in a while she would check in just to see how everything was going. Laura was able to connect me with other likeminded mamas, a fantastic chiropractor, and made sure I knew other doulas in her group so I felt like a part of the family. All of these things came before I even went in to labor! I was induced at 41+1 at Harris Methodist Downtown (Laura is able to support moms on both sides of the metroplex). Laure provided text and phone support during the first long hours of the induction. She provided a level head and tons of encouragement. When my contractions started picking up, Laura was there promptly, and wsa able to support me through several hours of unmedicated pitocin contractions. When I began to feel defeated, she walked me through my birth affirmations and reminded me of my options. I chose to get an epidural later that night, and Laura went above and beyond, renting a hotel room nearby so that she would be available when we needed her back. Laura returned to the hospital in plenty of time for the succesful VAGINAL birth of my 10lb 12oz son. She took some beautiful photos for us, and provided invaluable breastfeeding support. Laura also took care of the transportation of my placenta to the encapsulator. I can't imagine what the experience would have been like if it wasn't for her support, encouragement, and empowerment. She was an integral part of my healig VBAC experience. You can bet she'll be with me for the birth of any future babies.

-Katelyn Sain

November 08, 2016

a photo from Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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