Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Like so many others have said in their testimonials, I couldn't have had the birth I wanted without Laura. 
I have a great OB/am a patient at a large practice in Dallas but I knew we would need more support during Covid and to have an unmedicated birth. My husband wasn't allowed to join any doctor appointments and Laura talked with him over the phone more than once. She gave him great book recommendations and we Facetimed with her to talk about how to prepare. I called or texted her after every OB appointment and she would translate doctor jargon and give me more context to what was happening each week of pregnancy. I was experiencing pelvic pain and she recommended an awesome chiropractic practice. 

Of course, the labor. I was very nervous to be induced and she was so encouraging and comforting the days leading up to the big day. When my husband gave her the text saying it was go time, she was in the room 10 minutes later and got us through with ease. Laura advocated for things I didn't know about (wireless monitor, nitrous gas). And she endured me being real bananas (refusing to do positions, crying, saying 'I can't do this' 700 times, I was a dream client)! My labor started at 7 AM and I gave birth at 3 PM without medication, needing only one stitch. So much of this is credited to her. 

The expense of hiring Laura completely paid off, as the hospital bill was as low as possible, recovery was easy and we have a health baby. As it that's not enough, she is a funny, powerful woman with a mother's heart. I recommend Laura to everyone in the family planning stage and will absolutely want her there for any of my future baby's birthdays.

-Rachel B

March 01, 2021

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Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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