$1000 to $2500
$30 to $75
7 years and 50 births attended
1 years and 0 families served
Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas
Clients per month: 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: My professional postpartum doula services are empowered by 7 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!
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love to support Home Birth with 2 Years of Experience as an RN Birth Assistant, an out of hospital doula and a community Lamaze educator
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Local Options include MyWay Birth & Women's Services http://mywaybirth.com/ and Faith, Hope & Love Midwifery Services https://faithhopelovemidwiferyservices.com/
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 Issued on: 1/14/2015 Expires: 01/2023 Registered Nurse, DC Board of Nursing #RN1050897 Issued on: 11/28/2018 Expires 06/30/2023 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 Renewal: 12/31/2025 Certified Registered Nurse, NCC Maternal Newborn Nursing: 02/27/2017 Renewal Date: 03/15/2023 Certified, Lamaze Childbirth Educator #19117 Renewal: 12/31/2021 American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR AED Renewal Date: 08/30/2022 Certified, Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP, Renewal Date: 11/2021 The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program: 11/21/2019 Renewal Date: 11/2021 ROLES DONA International Member ID#: 1335903. Chair, Black Mother-Baby Team 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® Professional Member ID# I-Y4L2U0X7D29V Diversity + Outreach Committee Member, Lamaze International 2019-2021 American College of Nurse Midwives, Member ID#: 49832
Birth Doula Services can be offered on a sliding scale in order to serve a wide range of clients. 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.
Randallstown, MD Service range 25 miles
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.
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.
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