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
  • Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator
  • Certified VBAC Specialist
  • UNC OR Doula Support for Cesarean Births
  • Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
  • Infant Feeding Specialist
  • Bengkung Belly-Binding Specialist
  • Childbirth & Newborn Care Educator
  • Baby-Wearing Educator
  • Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Safety 
  • First Aid & CPR Certified 
  • 2020 MOMS Maternal Mental Health certificate
  • Postpartum Support International certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
  • Postpartum Support International certificate in Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy
  • “When Survivor’s Give Birth” Sexual Trauma Training for Birthworkers
  • Bereavement Support
  • Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

Aida’s Community and Non-Profit Leadership

Meet the Central Carolina Doulas Team

Aida

Aida

Aida is a childbirth educator, Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator, newborn care educator, birth doula, postpartum doula, certified VBAC specialist, infant feeding specialist, placenta encapsulation specialist, belly-binding specialist, UNC OR doula, Child Passenger Safety Technician, and is fluent in Spanish. Aida runs several local community breastfeeding and pregnancy support groups. She is also the Postpartum Support International Coordinator for our NC regional area.

Anna

Anna

Anna is a certified labor doula and sibling care doula. Anna is also a military spouse.

Amber

Amber

Amber is a childbirth educator and postpartum doula. Amber has extensive experience supporting military spouses in her work through Fort Liberty New Parent Support and Family Advocacy Programs. Amber's passion is to educate and promote mental health and wellness throughout the birthing and postpartum journey.

Carrie

Carrie

Carrie is a postpartum doula and sibling care doula with a passion in children’s development and perinatal mental health. Carrie is also an editor of an independent mental health information and news website.

Cassidy

Cassidy

Cassidy is a birth doula, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, certified VBAC specialist, UNC OR doula, belly-binding specialist, sibling care doula, and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). Cassidy specializes in trauma-informed support. She volunteers as a court-appointed special advocate where she advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Cassidy lives in Dillon, SC and provides support for our southern NC families.

Courtney

Courtney

Courtney is a labor doula, VBAC specialist, childbirth educator, and Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). Courtney holds a graduate degree in Public Health, serves as a public health educator for child safety initiatives, and leads continuing medical education for OBGYNs at our local area health education center.

Emma

Emma

Emma is a birth doula and sibling care doula who supports families in Fayetteville, Moore County, Holly Springs, and the Triangle area. Emma is also a talented professionally trained musician.

Holden

Holden

Holden is an experienced postpartum doula who exclusively provides overnight postpartum support.

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is a postpartum doula who exclusively provides overnight postpartum support. Helping new parents get a full night's rest while knowing their newborn is in good hands makes Jessica a valuable addition to your family's support team.

Kee

Kee

Kee is a certified birth doula, postpartum doula, and sibling care doula. Originally from Alabama, she was a medical assistant and phlebotomist before training as a full spectrum holistic doula.

Lauren

Lauren

Lauren is a postpartum doula. Her academic background in counseling fuels her passion for maternal mental health. As a military spouse, Lauren attunes to the unique needs that military families face when welcoming a new baby. She strives to ensure all families feel supported and cared for during their postpartum journey.

Madison

Madison

Madison is a postpartum doula, sibling care doula, baby-wearing educator, and IBCLC (lactation consultant). Madison's ability to attune to emotions and shift support to meet our client’s needs makes her an invaluable key to any postpartum support plan. She has a positive attitude that she brings with her compassionate care and advanced infant feeding support.

Priscilla

Priscilla

Priscilla is a certified birth doula. She is a NC native and lives in Moore County with her husband and two children. She has a passion for homeschooling, playing musical instruments, painting, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a postpartum doula and a sibling care doula with extensive private childcare experience. Sarah’s passion is to provide exceptional support to families, whether it's helping them to get a good night's rest or providing emotional and physical support during daytime shifts.

Taylor

Taylor

Taylor is a birth doula, UNC OR doula, and sibling care doula. Taylor is a military spouse and CNA experienced in providing in-home care. She is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Red Springs, NC with her husband, four children, and over 40 farm-raised animals on their homestead.

Tonya

Tonya

Tonya is a birth doula and certified postpartum placenta specialist. Tonya resides in Pinehurst where she homeschools her children and supports many of our Moore County families.
A Special Note To Military Families

Central Carolina Doulas are members of the Fort Bragg/Fort Liberty or Camp Lejeune military community. Several of our doulas are military spouses and/or veterans. With this in mind, 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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