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Tia Ajao MPH RNc LCCE IBCLC CD(DONA)

Hello Baby Birth & Postpartum Doula

Randallstown, MD Service range 40 miles Covid-19 Fully vaccinated, all Covid-19 safety precautions practiced

4109130185

https://linktr.ee/hellobabyevents

Birth Fee

$1500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $75

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: Travel fees may apply.

Birth Fee

$1500 to $3000

Postpartum Rate

$40 to $75


Birth Doula Experience

8 years and 60 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years and 2 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, April 2014
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2020

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: My professional postpartum doula services are empowered by 8 years experience as a Mother-Baby Nurse certified in Maternal-Newborn Nursing and my certification as an IBCLC. I offer immediate postpartum support in the hospital as permitted and in-home Postpartum Doula services during the first 6 weeks postpartum. My focus and goal is to educate the family with tools to succeed! My additional services include Postpartum Birth Planning, New Baby Education, Safe Baby Education, Best Feeding for you and baby. Postpartum Nurse-Doula hours are offered in increments or 8 hours or 12 hours for in-person support whereas virtual support can be short. In-person support is scheduled as a time of learning and empowerment together with the parent(s) while they adjust and heal. I do not provide nanny, au pair or baby sitting services but I can refer some great options to you! Covid-19 Fully vaccinated, all Covid-19 safety precautions practiced

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love to support Birth Center births with 3 Years of Experience as an Midwife's Assistant, an out of hospital doula and a community Lamaze/Lactation educator

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love to support Home Birth with 2 Years of Experience as an Midwife's Assistant, an out of hospital doula and a community Lamaze/Lactation educator


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Certified Birth Doula, DONA International, Trained by GracefulFusion Birth Doula Training, 2018 & 2020 JHUSON Birth Companions, DONA International Training, April 2014 Postpartum Doula, DONA International, Los Angeles Postpartum Doula Training, 2020 TRAININGS Registered Nurse, MD Board of Nursing # R214582 Registered Nurse, DC Board of Nursing #RN1050897 Trained, Labor and Birth with Spinning Babies® w/ Lorenza Holt, May 2019 Trained, Perinatal Mental Health, Maternal Mental Health Program at Mary's Center, April 2016 CERTIFICATIONS Certified, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) L-301591 Certified Registered Nurse, NCC Maternal Newborn Nursing Certified, Lamaze Childbirth Educator #19117 American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR AED Certified, Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program: 11/21/2019 ROLES Fellow, The National Black Midwives Alliance 2021 DONA International Member ID#: 1335903. Chair, Black Mother-Baby Team, 2020-2021 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated: Rho Eta Zeta Chapter: Stork’s Nest Committee Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) #43215014 Evidence Based Birth® Instructor Lamaze International, member American College of Nurse Midwives, Member ID#: 49832

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

When clients book me, they participate in our "Baby Philanthropist" Program that empowers us to offer subsidized birth doula services on a sliding scale to other local families. Postpartum doula serves are offered per 24 hours. In-person support will be spent via 4, 8 or 12 hour increments, whereas virtual support may be spent in 1-2 hours increments. Enhanced services include lactation consultations & overnight support.

Service Area

Randallstown, MD Service range 40 miles Covid-19 Fully vaccinated, all Covid-19 safety precautions practiced

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Client Testimonials for Tia Ajao MPH RNc LCCE IBCLC CD(DONA)

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Brittany Wilson

11/20/2022

Tia was absolutely amazing during my pregnancy and birth. Hiring her as my doula was one of the best decisions I made during my journey of becoming a mom of 3. She supported every decision I made and helped give me the tools I needed to make those informed decisions. Her warmth and kindness made me feel heard and understood, which was crucial to me for this birth. I just wish I had her for my other 2 births. I will recommend her to every mom I know. 

Sharon Calloway-Pittman

12/19/2018

At the beginning of my pregnancy, I didn’t even know what a doula was. Even though all my friends had experienced childbirth, they couldn’t advise me on what I was about to encounter. Through some luck and a little research, I was paired with Tia Ajao. Tia led me through making a birth plan and was there for every step of the way. She was patient with me in the sleepless nights of the third trimester, while instead of sleeping I was emailing her questions. She made it her her mission to educate me and set me at ease. She met my husband and I for my induction on a Tuesday. Little did we know that it would still not be until Friday that our little lady would arrive. The only time Tia left my side was when she had a class she couldn’t miss. Even then she provided a backup.  When the birth plan wasn’t going as I expected, my husband and I elected for a C-section. It was through Tia’s education, support, and advocacy that we arrived at that decision. I felt so empowered during a time when my body was so fatigued due to labor exhaustion and lack of food and sleep. Tia even was there for the fourth trimester of being home alone with baby. She made my birth experience amazing.  I later found out that during all the support and being there for me Tia was balancing nursing school, being mother, wife, and having a job. I highly recommend Tia to anyone who wants the education and support of a doula. I can’t remember the nurses, doctors, or midwives that were shuffled though my hospital door, but I can say I remember my doula, Tia Ajao. I will never forget her.  

Roxelle Frans

12/16/2018

Hello, I am Roxelle Frans. I first had the pleasure of meeting Tia Ajao when she was my doula in 2014. I was pregnant just months after suffering a miscarriage which caused a level of fear, I didn’t know I had.
Having Tia as my doula was a God sent. Tia exceeded all our expectations and she was a true professional. Prior to the delivery day Tia checked in on me almost every day. By the time my baby was ready to enter this world on May 15, 2014 I was a lot more at ease than I was prior to having Tia in my life.
During the delivery of my little one I had high blood pressure which could have led to a C-section. In a matter of minutes Tia arrived and remained until after the birth. Prior to my husband and best friend’s arrival at the hospital I was accompanied by my sister and cousin. In the beginning their presence was not beneficial to me or my baby's health. They mistook the day as an opportunity to use my ears as a way of expressing their frustration with one another.
Tia honored my need for peace and quiet by requesting those individuals to take a break and leave the room for a few minutes. That short moment of peace quickly allowed my blood pressure to be lowered and my baby to be out of harm's way. Tia's presence was very calming, and she was extremely helpful. She was there as a support to my every need. Tia exceeded anything I could have asked for. She sang to me, fed me ice chips, rubbed my feet, adjusted me and held my hands. Somehow, she was able to do all of that without over stepping or taking away from my husband, best friend, sister and cousins experience of the delivery.
Tia visited me in the hospital the next day with a diaper bag filled with goodies for the baby and I. Most of the items were helpful during the babies first few weeks and some I keep as keepsake of our time together.
I learned the breathing technique from Tia. I use it regularly to help me relax during stressful situations.

Birth Availability for Tia Ajao MPH RNc LCCE IBCLC CD(DONA)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-27-2022

Postpartum Availability for Tia Ajao MPH RNc LCCE IBCLC CD(DONA)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-27-2022