Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

We were Laura's last baby before the lockdown in Spring of 2020. The charge nurse came around at about 7:00 pm and told us that if I didn't deliver before 11:59 pm, Laura would have to leave. She stuck it out with us despite a scary, unprecedented and unpredictable pandemic sweeping the globe. 

We're eternally grateful to her. I delivered naturally, which was what I'd hoped for, despite begging them for the epidural in the last minutes before pushing. She reminded me of why I had chosen to deliver naturally and had the midwives describe just how close we actually were to our baby's arrival. There was light at the end of the tunnel, and sure enough, not minutes later I was pushing (completely involuntarily, amazed at what my body was capable of). Shortly after, our sweet baby girl was on my chest, cheesy skin to skin, doing her best breast crawl. 

We delivered at 9:40 pm, the night the the shelter in place order went into effect. Little did we know a very challenging year lay ahead. We were just grateful to have our little one safely alongside us, and thankful we had Laura there to guide and support us. 

Looking forward to working with her again, should we get the opportunity. 

 

-Madison

July 05, 2021

a photo from Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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Postpartum Rate: Not specified

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Birth Fee: Not specified

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