Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura was my doula for my first birth. I knew immediately when interviewing with her that her calm, compassionate, and wise presence was exactly what I wanted to have while in labor. Laura checked in often in the months leading up to birth, giving many recommendations for the symptoms and anxieties on my mind.

When I went into labor, Laura was in consistent contact, making suggestions to slow down labor during the night and get some rest. When it was time to go, we didn’t even have to reach out to my midwives, Laura had called them and was already at the hospital when I arrived. Having done many births with DMA and at Baylor, she knew every professional and worked seamlessly with them. I was open to have a medicated or unmedicated labor and Laura was very supportive of both options. I surprised myself by not getting an epidural and I know 100% this would not have been possible without Laura. She had a consistent plan for positioning and progressions based on baby’s position and always I loved her clear direction and support. She gave reassurance to my constant stream of consciousness babbling and hardly left my side. Her hip squeezes were from heaven, and as I told my husband loudly, much better than his. One of the best things was the direction she gave to my husband for supporting me and the confidence she gave him in such a new situation.

 After my baby was born, she helped her to latch and gently advocated for the nurses to delay measurements until we had good skin to skin. I did not know that birth could be such a wonderful and powerful event and I am so grateful to Laura for being such a big part of that.

After my daughter was born, Laura checked in often and even came over on Christmas Eve to help me with breastfeeding when it was not going well. Her care for her clients is genuine and even just knowing I could reach out made me feel supported postpartum. I can’t imagine giving birth again without Laura!

-Alyssa Lee

May 01, 2020

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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