What can I say about Corinne that hasn't already been said? A year ago I was looking at these reviews, trying to find a doula who would help me navigate my first pregnancy and birth. Within minutes of meeting Corinne, I knew she was a gem. She made me and my husband feel so comfortable and reassured. She met with us a number of times before the birth of our daughter, answering any and all stupid questions we had, lending me books from her library, checking in to see how things were going. As my due date approached, she checked in more frequently and kept us posted on her whereabouts, just in case she was going some place where it might be harder to reach her. I really appreciated this, and never once doubted that she'd get back to me.
When I went into labour, she let me decide when I wanted her to come over, and then was there within half an hour. Our planned home birth ended up having to be moved to the hospital, and it turned into a very long night, but Corinne was nothing short of amazing. I know my husband was so grateful for her presence, as she kept both of us feeling calm and capable. I keep telling people that despite not having the home birth I had long planned for, I am still so happy with my birth experience because I felt totally and completely supported by everyone around me. Corinne was a HUGE part of that, and when I finally gave birth to my daughter, I'm pretty sure Corinne looked happier than I did! She continued to be supportive after giving birth, and was so helpful when I was having some breastfeeding problems.
It's so clear to me that Corinne was meant to do this work, and despite telling my husband during labour that I was NEVER going through this again, if Corinne could be there, I totally would. Basically: WE LOVE CORINNE!
May 27, 2014