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Riley Baran

Baby Steps Canada

Calgary, AB Service range 45 miles

https://www.babystepscanada.com/

Birth Fee

$900 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35

Birth Fee

$900 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $35


Birth Doula Experience

3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Training Canada - Certified Labour & Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Training Canada - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Doula Training Canada, December 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No overnights

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
All Midwife attended home births


Special Services Offered

  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Calgary Doula Association- Inclusivity Subcommittee Volunteer

Fee Details

Baby Steps Canada values accessible and inclusive Doula support for all people. For this reason, I offer a PWYC (Pay What You Can) model for all Doula services. Through this model you are not only able to have accessible care, but are also able to honestly contribute what you can to the community by paying it forward. Suggested Pricing: $1,133 or 1.28% of your annual household income (Suggested pricing is based on various factors. Please feel free to connect with me about pricing questions)

Service Area

Calgary, AB Service range 45 miles

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Client Testimonials for Riley Baran

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Alexandra Arbeit

3/12/2024

I am so grateful for Riley’s involvement in my pregnancy and delivery. She was comprehensive, thoughtfully getting to know us and our wishes for any possibility leading up to the big day. It was really reassuring knowing that I had a professional, who honoured my wishes, on my side. I know my partner is grateful too because he needed her help to help me right when emotions were running high. Her presence in the delivery room was a breath of fresh air, her energy very calming and reassuring. Her cues were spot on as she collaborated with the nurses to get that baby down and out. I don’t know my labour and delivery would have been as successful as it was with out her. Furthermore, I appreciated her checking in and making sure I was managing with my newborn. I very well might not have been if it were not for the excellent supports, including Riley, I had in place. I would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula.

Marii-Heleen Motsmees

10/11/2023

Riley supported me during my home birth with doula Adele Callfas and they were an amazing team! Riley took many gorgeous pictures and videos to memorize this experience but also helped with everything else that needed to be taken care of during the birth and afterwards. 

If you are looking for a doula who is caring, compassionate, non-judgmental and has all the knowledge about pregnancy, birth and postpartum - Riley is for you! It was really easy to connect with her and she has a great sense of humor that you will need during birth.

I highly recommend Riley!

 

Sophia Yau

6/21/2023

Very much appreciate Riley’s words of support and kindness during my labour. Her help and advice has made a difference in the journey of not being so scared, figuring out my decisions, and making a difference for my baby.

Even after her helping to bring milk to the NICU will help my baby to grow and continue to help her get rid of their jaundice. ????

Tyleigh H.

5/15/2023

The post-partum support we had with Riley was incredible. She went above and beyond, thoughtfully finding resources and support with some struggles we were having with our little one. She brought all the calm and comfortable vibes to each visit, she was like a sparkling star in the chaos of those first few weeks of parenthood!

Robyn V.

5/15/2023

Riley was an absolutely amazing doula!!! She was the most supportive and helpful person leading up to, during and after the birth. She was extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and available. She is part of the reason my baby’s birth went as smoothly as it did. (Without getting into too much detail - there could have been some major concerns had she not been there.) We are so thankful we chose her to help us welcome our first baby into the world!

L. B.

4/25/2023

At first, I didn’t think I wanted a doula. I was using midwives and didn’t think a doula would be necessary. However, after reading stats on how doulas can help reduce C-section rates -and knowing I wanted a VBAC- I decided to have Riley be my doula anyway. I’m so happy I did as Riley was an essential part of our team! She provided my husband and I with just enough support while also allowing us space to do our thing. She was as involved as we wanted her to be from giving massages and speaking affirmations during labour to feeding me toast while I held my newborn baby after his birth. She sat with me before my labour discussing my fears and hopes, and in the days following my labour she sat with me and processed all that had happened with me. I’m so grateful for how she supported me through the whole experience and look forward to having her at any future births I may have.

Birth Availability for Riley Baran

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Postpartum Availability for Riley Baran

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