Corinne Bargen was an invaluable member of our birth team during the unexpected arrival of our daughter in October, 2013. Unlike many doula-client relationships, we welcomed Corrine into our birth experience only after labor had commenced. Despite the lack of opportunity to build a pre-birth relationship with Corinne, her confidence, compassion, professionalism and humour were evident immediately which allowed us to integrate her into our experience without reservation.
One of the best things about Corinne is her ability to read a situation, quickly assess what is required and what she can do to contribute, and then gently take action....all the while checking in with both mom and dad to ensure everyone has a shared understanding of roles and that she remains respectful of expectations regarding her involvement during such personal and intimate moments.
We are thankful that Corinne was part of our daughter's entry into the world and for Corinne's calming presence during some very stressful times. Not only was Corinne very attentive to my wife's needs, but she also provided me (the dad) with a great deal of support without ever causing me to feel displaced or pushed aside.
Corinne was also faithful in her follow-up contact with us to ensure that everyone transitioned home as best as possible.
Corinne was a valuable partner in our experience and I would strongly recommend her as an excellent addition to any couple considering doula services.
December 03, 2013