Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I met with four doulas including Laura. Not only did I feel most comfortable with Laura, but she knew and had worked closely with my midwife on numerous births. 

She taught the birth class my husband and I attended and helped us work out a plan for birth. She was always upfront about the process and to keep in communication with her. She checked in with me every now & then as well. 

I began labor 3 days after my due date at 1am. At 10:30 I texted her to say I started labor & was having irregular contractions. We then had a call, & she was able to talk me through one. At 12:30, things picked up quickly, & she helped me in getting in contact with my midwife office to get an appointment.

I never made the appointment. My husband texted Laura saying we were going to the hospital. She was there waiting by the time we arrived at the front. As she opened my door, another wave started. She immediately began to support me with counter-pressure, guiding my moans, & giving words of encouragement.

2pm-We arrived to the room after getting examined, & Laura and my husband worked together to do everything to help me through the waves. I arrived to the hospital dilated at 9.5cm and +1 positioning, so things had moved very fast. Just 1.5 hours later, my baby was born.

Although 14 hours long, labor felt very short. When I think back to it, I don’t know what I would’ve done without Laura. I very specifically remember a point during labor saying “I can’t do this,” and Laura replying “You’re already doing it!”  That made me feel powerful! 

I am so grateful to have had Laura as my doula. I would never hesitate to have her as my doula if I am ever pregnant again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

 

 

-Candace

June 25, 2019

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

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