Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

We hired Laura on our way to the hospital after our carefully planned home birth became a hospital birth due to stalled labor.  I was so thankful when Laura showed up, most of my support team had lost hope that I would be able to deliver my daughter without a c-section or at least and epidural, which were my biggest fears. Laura was able to gracefully step into our space and provide me with the encouragement and support I needed to survive pitocin contractions without any pain medications. She was also able to help my husband support me and protect our new birthspace. With Laura and my husband's support once labor picked up I went from 4 to 10 cm in two hours and the nurse ended up catching my baby because she came too fast for the doctor to get there on time! Without Laura I think our birth story would have been very different and I would have probably been much more upset about not having the home birth that we had planned and prepared for all along.  While I wouldn't recommend waiting till labor to hire a doula, Laura's professionalism and skills made her the best investment we've made according to my husband.  We both agree, next pregnancy we will plan for a home birth again but this time, will be hiring Laura as soon as we find out we are expecting!

-Sonya Khosraviani

June 02, 2017

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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