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Aijanae Young

Beautiful Beginning Washington

Seattle, WA Service range 35 miles No ferries


Birth Fee

$400 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $65

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: I am only available for shifts Sunday-Thursday

Birth Fee

$400 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $65

Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 32 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years and 44 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Big Belly Services, October 2017
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, July 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking in home, Pets must be in a different room while I work.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Right now I am only serving clients who have a scheduled belly birth. Last minute inquiries are case by case.

Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers

Attends home births? No Home Births
Only home births in my service area.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Group lead for PEPS Expectant Parent Support Groups. Equity consultant at NAPS.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Service Area

Seattle, WA Service range 35 miles No ferries

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Katy Klein


We had Aijanae as a night doula for three nights a week for six weeks after the birth of our second baby. She was a life saver! Aijanae caught some rough nights with the baby, while my husband and I both slept soundly. She also reinforced our practices to make sure things were consistent for the baby. She figured out different soothing techniques that worked and told us so we could implement them. Also, we asked her to help us establish good sleep hygiene habits with the baby and she was full of suggestions and options. Our baby started consistently sleeping through the night at two months old. Aijanae was a great listening ear and also proactive. She helped me figure out a pumping routine, so I could start to build a milk supply in the freezer. She's extremely knowledgeable about all things baby and sleep and nursing and families adjusting. I've recommended her to everyone I know!



Aijanae worked with our family as a postpartum doula and having her support made all the difference for our family. Aijanae was wonderful with our baby, but she was also incredibly supportive of us as first-time parents. Right from the interview, it was clear that Aijanae was there to support us in whatever choices were best for our family without judgment. She helped us establish successful nursing and also gave lots of helpful advice on pumping and bottle feeding. We highly recommend Aijanae!



We engaged Aijanae as a night doula, starting with us 3 nights per week following the birth of our second daughter.  We'd learned after our first go-round that this arrangement can be a lifesaver during those initial, difficult months of a new baby - and it totally was this time, too!  We never once worried about our daughter's safety when she was in Aijanae's care, which meant that we could focus on sleeping and recuperating whenever she was here.

A few details / notes about Aijanae:

- She's high-energy and inclusive.  While my partner and I are a heterosexual, cisgender couple, I noted from the beginning that Aijanae defaulted to neutral language and pronouns.

- While we only requested that she care directly for our infant - making bottles, feeding, diapering, soothing, etc. - she started emptying our dishwasher for us.  If I recall correctly, she's also willing to do baby laundry, clean pump parts, bring the baby to the mother for overnight nursing, etc. 

- She's an excellent communicator.

It is worth nothing that, especially when COVID still looms large for folks (like young children) who are unvaccinated, you should speak with any doula you engage about how often they generally have to reschedule, what happens if you or they need to cancel, what their protocol is in case of COVID exposure.  This is always a good callout, but especially in a pandemic, as I think everyone can experience a scare that requires a potential reschedule.  This was true for Aijanae, too, but we were always able to resolve.  Additionally, I really appreciated that she was highly communicative about her COVID protocols and always willing to take an at-home test if we requested. 

All in all, we enjoyed working with her and were always confident our baby was safe in her care!


Jessica Steffanci


Aijanae was a tremendous help and I would highly recommend her. We hired her for the fourth trimester and she came the second night we brought our baby home from the hospital. I was recovering from a cesarean and having someone help at night so I could heal was so worth it! Aijanae helped us navigate the first few weeks with baby and we enjoyed her company and knowledge so much we kept her for two more months! She was so great with our son and provided me a new mom with so much information and knowledge of ways to do things, what needs to get done, and would answer any questions we had. Aijanae would also make recommendations based off of what she would notice or think would help! I was so relieved to find out she also helps with sleep training, potty training, and so much more. Her detailed reports after the nights and how he did was so insightful it helped get us on a great schedule and have him learning to sleep through the night! I can’t imagine not having her with us these last few months. We looked forward to the nights she was working with us and her amazing friendly, kind, and compassionate personality. I can’t wait to use her in the future for our growing family!

Alison G


We had the most amazing experience with Aijanae. She spent so many hours with my husband and me before birth and has followed up many times since our baby was born. When we met Aijanae we knew she was the one and didn’t interview any other doulas. Aijanae was with us at our home when we went into labor and stayed with us for over 24 hours while we labored in the hospital. We had an unplanned c-section and I was very scared and held Aijanae’s hand while my husband went to meet our baby and my surgery continued. I (we) wouldn’t have gotten through it without Aijanae! We love her. 

Tina Wang


Aijanae was a great help in the first 6 weeks when we brought our daughter home. She was always on time. Having her helping us through the nights meant my husband got to sleep all night and I got to sleep with as little interuption as possible. Aijanae was very prompt in communication through text messages. If something comes up, such as another client of hers going into labor earlier than expected, she let me know right away and had a backup ready to fill in. In the end she was able to make it herself. But we were never left to wonder whether we would get the support we needed. 

Randi Eseltine


I would recommend Aijanae’s services to my most beloved family members and friends – she’s amazing, experienced, and accessible. When asked about our experience with our Doula, Aijanae, my perfectionist spouse often says “there is no amount of money we wouldn’t have paid for what Aijanae did for us” (coming from a household that does not have a lot of disposable income). From the very beginning, Aijanae was available all hours of the day, gave us great advice, asked helpful questions, helped both of us feel more comfortable physically and emotionally, clarified her boundaries around how much we wanted her to take the lead, and really helped us understand what our choices were regarding our labor. She helped us design the labor plan that was perfect for us, and she also helped us be comfortable with the fact that things might not go to plan. She is the reason we did not have to use any medication – even when my contractions had stalled, and the doctors were ready to give us Petocin. I think our labor story is a wonderful anecdote of Aijanae's commitment and passon: she she walked an hour in the snow to get to the hospital at 5am for us, and when she arrived she calmly walked us through everything that was happening, was available for anything we needed, all while she made our delivery room as spa-like as possible (with our permission) including lavender oil, candles, music, etc. We were so thankful for the entire labor team we had, and Aijanae was the reason we felt so well taken care of, the personal touch we needed during such a vulnerable and tender moment in our lives. We keep in touch with her once in a while exchanging baby pictures – she cares deeply about every baby she helps deliver. 

Laura Oxford


We chose Aijanae to be our doula for the birth of our first child, and I couldn't be happier with that decision. From the moment we met her, Aijanae put me at ease; she was knowledgeable, calm and friendly. In our pre-birth appointments, she helped us out both practical concerns (i.e. just what exactly do you need to pack in your hospital bags?) as well as checking in with us emotionally.

I ended up being induced 9 days after our baby's due date, a decision which made me feel a bit anxious. Aijanae was there every step of the way, helping me feel relaxed and making sure I was on board with the various medical decisions that needed to be made. Once labor really got going, I was SO glad Aijanae was there with us. I felt like she was on my same wavelength and I was able to focus on her words and advice. Even as contractions got more intense, I wasn't ever worried because I knew she was there supporting me. I eventually made the decision to get an epidural, and Aijanae helped facilitate that process as well.

Aijanae was also a big support for my husband, which was important to us. He wanted to play an active role in the labor and delivery but wasn't entirely sure how. Having Aijanae there allowed him to focus more on me and my needs. I was also grateful that Aijanae routinely checked in with him, making sure he was getting water, food and rest breaks.

Aijanae has been a big help during my postpartum recovery as well. I provided her with our insurance information, and she was able to recommend pelvic floor physical therapists who accept that insurance. So much nicer than having to search an insurance company's website!

All in all, we loved our experience with Aijanae. I'd recommend her to any couple getting ready to welcome a new child.

Melanie Roper


Aijanae was the perfect doula for our first pregnancy and birth! Both of us had no idea what we were doing. Aijanae was very great at asking questions, listening to our thoughts and concerns, and offering ideas in a very kind and non-judgemental way. She was very reliable and checked in often. . I felt very connected to her and confident walking into the birth. The night of the birth was really long and Aijanae stayed with us the whole time. She was supportive in ways ways that I didn’t even think that I needed - grabbing me water and feeding me snacks and helping me reposition on the bed when I wasn’t comfortable. During the delivery she was right by my side, offering guidance and encouragement. Even though my labor was long, I came out of it feeling very empowered and supported and strong and so much of that was because of Aijanae‘s support!!

Betti Sanchez


We had a wonderful experiencing working with Aijanae in preparation for the birth of our first child. She helped to guide us to resources to enable us to be better informed patients before the big day. Her knowledge and experience were just what we needed to help us develop our birth plan. She also assisted us in creating questions for the OB during the prenatal period.

When the contractions started, Aijanae immediately made herself available in the middle of the night and joined us at the hospital. She was with us, either in person or available by phone, during the entire 34-hour laboring process. When the contractions weren’t progressing like needed, she gave great advice for how we might approach the situation. Eventually, we got back on track and headed back to the hospital where Aijanae was the best support person I could have asked for. Her patience and expert guidance enabled me to deliver a healthy daughter vaginally, without pain medications or medical interventions. It’s hard to imagine that having been possible without her. If we had to do it again, we’d definitely use her again.

Birth Availability for Aijanae Young

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