Testimonial for Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

I had a medicated and an unmedicated birth with Laura by my side, and both were magical in their own way. I had fun during birth — yes you read that correctly. I look forward to birth and being in the room with her; I feel empowered, supported and safe.

When I decided to get an epidural with my first, there was no shame for deviating from the plan. In my mind prior to delivery, a doula wouldn’t matter much with an epidural but it’s NOT true. Even when you can’t feel as much pain, you still have other complex things going on and it was SO wonderful to have her advocate for me; it created a calm birth experience. She also supported my husband, which helped me focus on what I needed to do. We all laughed and joked in between pushes. It felt like a gathering of friends with a baby showing up at the end.

With my unmedicated birth, we used counter pressure, a birthing comb and massage with oils. This woman is a GODDESS. With every change in position she knew exactly where to apply pressure to help me through contractions. She was my drug… I had moments of wanting meds again but she knew my heart truly wanted to try without. She was key in helping me get back on track. I’m still in disbelief that I did it. She helped me overcome my fears, and I’m forever grateful for her.

Laura was a key support person for me for months leading up to delivery, which isn’t common with all doulas. I could text her with any questions or concerns I had. She is knowledgeable and patient, and knew when to give advice as well as when to direct me to my OB for answers.

She is everything you want in a doula. From empowering and informative birthing classes to consistent support throughout the pregnancies, I can’t picture bringing a life into this world without her. You won’t regret choosing Laura or NDDA for your birthing team. They are a pillar in your birth plan!

-Megan

January 25, 2024

a photo from Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Laura Fortner, CD(DONA)

Voted Best Doula in Collin County

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