Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I'm not sure I'm eloquent enough to put into words just how thankful I am for Laura's role in my daughter's birth; but I'll sure try.  I did not have a doula for the birth of my first child and had a traumatic experience (3rd degree tearing and a vacuum assist).  Between the previous experience, our infertility journey (this one was an IVF pregnancy), and being 4 years older, I knew I wanted a doula this time around.  The experience was so completely different than my first, and my healing was infinitely better (both births were epidural free). I couldn't even believe how much better it could be and the impact it had on my postpartum experience!  I was in a panic and a negative headspace because I unexpectedly had to be induced 3 weeks early (I was literally watching the birth class videos in the hospital), and Laura was essential in helping me get it together.  The hands on help at the hospital helped me progress quickly once I was in active labor.  I had a moment during pushing where I started to get flashbacks and fear from my first pregnancy, and she was there with me every step of the way with encouragement.  My husband is also so thankful for her presence, and now highly recommends a doula to anyone who asks.  The cherry on top were some beautiful images she captured when my daughter first made it Earthside.  This birth was healing, empowering and just what I needed for our double rainbow baby. I cannot recommend her enough.   

-Jessica

July 23, 2022

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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