Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner is phenomenal. She is nurturing, straightforward, humorous, and knowledgeable. She genuinely cares about her clients throughout the entire birthing process.

The day my husband and I met Laura at the North Dallas Doula Associates (NDDA) office, she made us feel at ease immediately, which is hard to do for us Type A introverts. I was 30 weeks pregnant with our second son and couldn’t shake my doubts about the providers we had used before. With our first son, we felt like passive observers having a medical procedure done with no sense of control. Laura showed us all of our options and gave us the courage to follow our gut. Based on Laura’s referrals for trustworthy and knowledgeable providers, I was able to switch to an amazing midwife and a family-centered hospital nearby that made us truly excited for labor and delivery. Laura was always available for any questions or concerns. She reassured us when we worried about my water breaking early, like it did with our first, and again later when I passed my due date. After concerning blood pressure results, I had to be induced. Laura calmed us, walked us through what to expect, and checked in at every step. When she arrived, she immediately got to work and guided me through strong contractions, her calming voice instantly focusing my efforts. We were in good hands, literally and figuratively. She was my cheerleader, showing me I had the strength for one more push, then another, until my husband caught our son in his hands. Her belief in me was the reason I was able to achieve my goal of a non-medicated birth. I am two months postpartum now and I still think fondly of that empowering moment.

Laura is someone you want in your corner when you are, at the same time, at your most vulnerable and at your strongest. She will advocate for you and guide you through the challenging moments and the beautiful ones. Laura will not only be your doula, she will be part of your tribe.

-Amanda Lewton

March 05, 2017

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

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