When Corina is in your space you just somehow feel calmer. An incredible listener, a humble spirit, and an eternal student, makes Corina one of those people you meet and you just can't resist to get to know better. She will continually surprise you with the things she's done... but you have to be a good listener because she's a modest one and would prefer to learn about who you are!
What drew you to doula work?
Nothing specifically drew me to doula work - I started teaching prenatal yoga and absolutely loved it. One day, a student asked me if I would be interested in supporting her during her birth. I agreed and fell in love with birth work. It was like coming home to a place I never knew existed and fitting in perfectly. Since then, I immersed myself in birth (and birth-related) work.
If you weren't a doula what would your alternate dream job be?
What did you want to be when you were in elementary school?
Store cashier (since they got all the money).
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
The Romanian delta - we used to have a beach house there (but I am really not a fan of travelling and I'd be content staying home).
What would the perfect off-call day look like for you?
Tea and breakfast on my deck, a yoga class, a trip to the farmer's market, followed by baking (a lot).
Favourite vice (or two) that you have no guilt about?
Medical dramas and fantasy fiction - but especially new adult fantasy fiction (I am obsessed with the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas).
Name One Thing . . .
. . . you learned the hard way about birth early in your career:
I can't control what people say to clients.
. . . you look back on in your life that makes you feel proud:
Choosing my current career - it was a difficult decision since most of my life I had aspired to be in academia.
. . . that usually surprises people about you:
I used to be an archaeologist working with geophysical methods!
. . . that's always in your fridge or pantry: