Aida Algarin, Owner of Central Carolina Doulas, sitting on a couch in the lobby of the downtown Fayetteville office.

Meet The Agency Owner

Aida Algarin

Welcome to Central Carolina Doulas! Central Carolina Doulas was born from my passion to provide high-quality pregnancy and postpartum support services to families in central North Carolina. 

I believe that confidence is key and support is the cornerstone of one’s birth and postpartum journey. With this in mind, I have assembled a team of doulas that share in this vision and maintain the same high standards in providing compassionate support to expecting families.  With a prior career in project management, I have a trained eye for spotting talent in individuals and experience in building high-performing teams. As a result, Central Carolina Doulas has rapidly grown into the premier doula agency in our area. 

If you had asked me ten years ago about leading a doula agency, I would have honestly responded, “What’s a doula?” I had never come across doulas in any professional capacity or even understood the need for one. My perspective changed when I experienced the birth of my first baby in my late 30s and faced the challenges of a high-risk pregnancy, a NICU baby, breastfeeding issues, and feeling lost in my identity as a new mother. I never imagined how struggling with my transition into motherhood would eventually change the trajectory of my life and career. 

Seeking to connect with other mothers, I turned to a local mother support group called Breastfeeding Social of Fayetteville, and quickly stepped into a leadership role. Through my volunteer work in the lactation community, I met a local doula who later invited me to learn more about becoming a doula. Shortly after accepting that invitation and completing labor doula training, I opened my first solo doula business Aida Algarin Birth Services. I earned additional professional doula credentials in postpartum & infant care, infant feeding, childbirth education, and placenta encapsulation. Due to the success and expansion of my solo doula practice, I am now the founder and owner of a full-service doula agency: Central Carolina Doulas. 

I believe that preparing for motherhood and being a mother requires courage, strength, and humility. It takes the courage to recognize and push through fear, the strength to speak up as we push through challenges, and the humility to recognize when we need help, and ask for it. It is with this in mind that I welcome you to experience what real support feels like with Central Carolina Doulas.

Aida

Aida’s Professional Experience, Workshop Training and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Bryant University
  • Certified Labor Doula
  • Certified VBAC Specialist
  • Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
  • Infant Feeding Specialist
  • Childbirth & Newborn Care Educator
  • Baby-Wearing Educator
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Safety 
  • Spinning Babies 
  • First Aid & CPR 
  • Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health Certificate
  • “When Survivor’s Give Birth” Sexual Trauma Training for Birthworkers
  • Bereavement Support
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

Aida’s Community and Non-Profit Leadership

Meet the Central Carolina Doulas Team

Aida Algarin

Aida Algarin

Aida leads our childbirth education classes and our postpartum support team. She is also a birth doula, certified VBAC specialist, sibling care doula, infant feeding specialist, placenta encapsulation specialist, and is fluent in Spanish. When she’s not onboarding families to our agency, you can find her providing expertise online to local breastfeeding and pregnancy support groups.

Kristen Jokinen

Kristen Jokinen

Kristen has been a doula since 2014 and leads our birth support team. She is also a postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, childbirth educator, and trained in Spinning Babies labor support. Her prior career in special education makes her a great fit in providing sibling care for families with exceptional needs children.

Brittni Endrizzi

Brittni Endrizzi

Brittni is a birth doula, certified VBAC specialist, postpartum doula, and sibling care doula. Her ability to attune to emotions and shift support to meet her client’s needs makes her invaluable to any birth support team. She has a positive attitude that brings authentic compassionate care and unbiased support to those she serves.

Tori Davis

Tori Davis

Tori is a postpartum doula and sibling care doula. Tori is also available for infant sleep training support. She has experience in multiples care and helping new parents establish a reasonable scheduled routine that works best for their family.

Keshun Mobley

Keshun Mobley

Keshun is a birth doula, postpartum doula, and sibling care doula. She has a gentle and compassionate demeanor that has a calming effect and makes her a true baby whisperer. Keshun’s meal preparation skills ranks her as a favorite amongst our postpartum families.

Payton Miller

Payton Miller

Payton is a birth doula, postpartum doula, and sibling care doula. Payton is one of our top sibling care doulas and is a favorite amongst siblings. As a mother to an infant, she understands the “stranger danger” stage well and has a special talent in instantly establishing a connection with siblings of all ages. Parents get rest on Payton’s watch.

The Central Carolina Doula Professional Promise

Kristen and Aida, leaders of Central Carolina Doulas, standing back to back in green dresses.

Consistency and professionalism are the keys to providing a high-quality experience to our clients. Central Carolina Doulas are trained and certified with nationally recognized doula training organizations, certified in First Aid & CPR, and hold professional liability insurance.

Teamwork is at the heart of the Central Carolina Doulas birth and postpartum approach to support. Our owner Aida Algarin leads Client Education and our Postpartum Support team. Kristen Jokinen leads our Birth Support team. We ensure clients have the optimal support coverage by assigning two doulas to every birth and postpartum client.

A Special Note To Military Families

Our Central Carolina Doulas are all affiliated with the Fort Bragg military community. As military spouses, we have a personal understanding of the sacrifice required from our military families. We recognize your unique needs and strive to provide the support you deserve.

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