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Samantha Barry BA, PCD (DONA), CLE

Baby Poppins Doula Service

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BabyPoppinsDoula/

Phone: 4038280681

Birth Fee: $700 to $1200

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Fee Details: Your modern-day Mary Poppins. I am DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Educator. Over the last 3 years I have had the pleasure of supporting a multitude of families. I pride myself on expanding my knowledge and resources to further support parents through pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester. As a Postpartum Doula, I help ease your transition into parenthood and nurture your postpartum recovery. With over 10 years of hands on childcare experience, I offer practical guidance and support so you can enjoy this special time and thrive as new parents. From laundry, to sibling support, I help you prioritize your rest and what is important to your family. I provide overnight support to help establish healthy sleep habits. I support and assist with breast/bottle feeding as well as newborn care throughout the night to ensure that you and your family are getting the sleep you need.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 9 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 3 years and 12 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator (Evergreen Perinatal Education, LLC)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - St. John Ambulance

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Director of Social Media for the Calgary Doula Assocation. Volunteer at the Priddis Early Learning Program. Providing birth, postpartum and breastfeeding education and support to mothers and families at Calgary’s Inn From The Cold foundation.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Samantha Barry BA, PCD (DONA), CLE

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Tony Gaudet

Sam has been a life saver for our family.

We were having difficulties with our son late one night; he got his first cold! He would not sleep on his back due to congestion and we had to hold him through the night. He was having trouble breathing at times, making us so anxious and the evening was turning into a nightmare. We called Sam for help and she came over very promptly and the night instantly turned around. Not only did she hold the baby all night so we all could get the sleep we needed, she showed us a simpler and effective way of giving him saline drops which helped my wife calm down. She comforted him all night and he ended up getting 11 hours of sleep which, I believe, was a huge factor in him feeling better the next day.

Sam has been great reference for my wife throughout the pregnancy and when we brought our baby home. Ranging from sleep strategies to how to dress the baby, Sam has always been a there to help guide us through a confusing yet exciting time.

Doula support can seem like an extra expensive but it was well worth it for our sanity and teaching us how to care for our newborn. And her product recommendations meant we didn’t waste money products we didn’t need!

We would highly recommend Sam, to any family, looking for excellent Doula services.

Posted 12/7/2019

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Jennifer A.

I had a wonderful experience with my postpartum doula Sam. I had complications during my C-section and was home with my newborn in pretty rough physical and mental shape. Sam was professional and knowlegeable. I frequently asked Sam for her advice on breastfeeding.

Sam loves babies and is a natural at calming them. She is also a great help for the mom. She quietly adjusts to your household rhythm and intuitively knows what needs to be done. I found her very helpful espeically when she spent a lot of time with my toddler who demanded lots of attention during the postpartum period.

I would recommend Sam to any of my friends who are having babies, she just made looking after a newborn a fun experience.

Posted 11/15/2019

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Christine C

We hired Sam starting a month after the birth of our second child. Sam was fantastic with our baby as well as helping with our busy toddler at the same time. She was very knowledgeable and provided tips on baby care (since our new baby had many new challenges that we had not encountered with our first born). We felt very comfortable with Sam right from the beginning as she showed confidence and was able to fit in with our family. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is looking for postpartum help. She really made life easier for me as a mom, and we very much looked forward to her visits.

Posted 9/21/2019

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Danielle Wesche

Our Experience with Samantha was amazing. She was extremely attentive, caring, and sensitive. She not only helped myself during birth and also helped my husband after the baby had arrived getting acquainted.  She was extremely helpful when I needed extra care and offering different tips and tricks to get things moving along faster.  She was extremely knowledgable but also willing to listen to what worked best for us as well. I highly suggest Samantha. Very happy with our decision to go with her.

Posted 9/12/2019

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Kimberly Marie

Sam was a wonderful asset to me during my second pregnancy. She is kind, resourceful and truly dedicated to her practice. Sam has a true talent with babies, and her love for everything pregnancy/birth/baby related shows in her work. She went above and beyond to ensure that I was as prepared as possible, that we had all the information available and that I felt comfortable and supported. I absolutely love Sam and would highly recommend Baby Poppins Doula Services! 

Posted 2/11/2019

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Sarah Howard

Sam was and has been an absolute blessing from the start! 

When I was planning for baby #1 she helped me with everything from a list of must-have baby items to tips and tricks on morning sickness, delivery info, and post pregnancy support. She even has helped me pick our kids’ names :)

My entire family loves Sam and I am so grateful to have had her throughout and post  pregnancies for support and feedback. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to family and friends with a confident 5/5 rating - as she truly cares for her people and loves what she does, and it shows xoxox

Thank you Sam!

 

Posted 10/15/2018

Birth Availability for Samantha Barry BA, PCD (DONA), CLE

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Postpartum Availability for Samantha Barry BA, PCD (DONA), CLE

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