Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Ah, where do i even begin?  Laura was an absolute God send to our family.  Having a fully medicated unnatural first birth; I knew the second time around I wanted the complete opposite.  After attending BirthFit and deciding to go the all natural/ birth center route. In doing so,  I wanted to ensure that we had a strong support system.  After consulting many friends and professionals within the birthing industry I was overwhelmed with how many different people recommended North Dallas Doula Associates, and specifically Laura Fortner.  I reached out to her and she responded to my email within the hour & had a consult on the books within the week.  During our first meeting Laura listened intently and asked all the necessary questions to make sure she had a full understanding of our vision for this pregnancy & delivery.  She was comforting, knowledgable, and sincere.  We instantly felt connected and had no doubt in our minds that she was the perfect fIt.  Laura was extremely personable and checked in on us weekly via text, call or email. She recommended books that fit our needs and wanted to be in the loop with the baby's progression. If I had any questions she was available and responsive 24/7.  When my water broke she checked in almost hourly & gave me tips to progress into active labor.  We ended up at the hospital due to a 35 hour labor and feeling a bit defeated in the moment, Laura swooped in with positivity, reaffirming my faith in God, and a "You got this, girl" attitude.  As I cried for an epidural after being induced Laura was able to calm me and help us put together a plan that kept in mind our original birth plan (no drugs).  Can I say, Laura CAN HIP SQUEEZE!  Move over hubs, let Laura in! She was my number one in the delivery room.  I wouldn't have been able to have the style of birth I intended without her.  If we have a 3rd, she's my 1st call.

-Brittani Travelstead

July 19, 2017

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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