Laura Fortner

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: CD Labor

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: North Dallas Doula Associates

SERVICES PROVIDED: Birth and postpartum support, placenta encapsulation, private consultations, virtual doula services, lactation support

About

AREAS SERVED: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

CONTACT INFO:

Phone:  732-492-4639

Email:   laura.a.fortner@gmail.com

Website:   www.northdallasdoulas.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Motherhood for the past 20 years. It has taught me to leave judgment at the door, trust my gut and love unconditionally

What led you to become a Doula?: I have always wanted to be a part of birth and when I wasn’t able to continue with nursing school due to a serious back injury, my path led me here. The birth of my second child with the support of a doula solidified my dream.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

“While she is crunchy, natural-minded and knowledgeable, she is business-minded and professional – something we found to be a rare combination in the doula/birthing industry”
“I thank her for setting the ever changing expectations and even following through after the baby was born and we went home. After 8 day in the hospital Laura showed continued support and concern even after her “business duties ” were fullfilled. I would invite anyone that is looking for a Doula, look no where else. “
“As a first-time father, I cannot imagine having to go through that entire process without the support, coaching, and guidance of a competent doula like Laura. She has forever earned my thanks and gratitude.”

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Kellymom.com, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Dallas Postpartum Support (dallaspps.com)

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I hope she knows how amazing her body is-she just grew a person!

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Non-judgemental unwavering support

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Game of Thrones

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere that has a white sand beach and crisp, clear water

What is your favorite food?: Thai

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With my kids!

Who lives in your house?: My husband and three children along with our two very silly and amazing rescue dogs