Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

One of my friends got to have Laura at both of her births (this friend is the type who demands excellence & would not sing praises for no reason!). When Laura answered my inquiry & said she had room on her calendar for me, I was thrilled. 

I had a zoom call with her at 20 wks to make sure we were a good fit & hired her right away. She made herself available to answer any questions I may have had throughout the rest of my pregnancy. My husband, Tom, & I had a meeting with her in my 3rd trimester to discuss birth preferences. I loved the fact Laura & Tom got face to face time before the big day. It really helped Tom understand her role & his role in the birth & empowered him to be able to advocate for me while in the hospital.

I sent Laura updates from my Dr. appts towards the end & she coached me on when to start red raspberry leaf capsules, the dates, the borage oil, etc. I went into labor on a Friday night & her tips for staying comfortable while laboring at home were essential. When the contractions were 3-1-1, I headed in to the hospital be checked & was ecstatic to already be at a 5-6cm.

Laura came from another birth that night and was a total rockstar! Helping me get into all the positions to progress labor was like an olympic sport & she did not tire! I also got a "bonus doula" during my birth because she was training a new doula. I felt so supported and encouraged. Laura was in the delivery room with us around 4A and by 10:39A our little girl was born. 

To this day, Tom & I are incredibly thankful for Laura & her calm, confident expertise, for Addi & her willingness to hop right in, and to NDDA for the most informative birth class. I got the unmedicated birth I had prayed for & a healthy little miracle baby. If you are on the fence about investing in a doula, my stance on that is to make it a priority & don't view it as a luxury! We love Laura!

-Nicole Bohannon

April 14, 2022

a photo from Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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