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
  • UNC OR Doula Support for Cesarean Births
  • 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
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

Aida’s Community and Non-Profit Leadership

Meet the Central Carolina Doulas Team

Aida Algarin

Aida Algarin

Aida is a Childbirth Educator, Newborn Care Educator, birth doula, postpartum doula, certified VBAC specialist, infant feeding specialist, placenta encapsulation specialist, Child Passenger Safety Technician and is fluent in Spanish. Aida is trained in Spinning Babies and UNC OR doula support. When she’s not onboarding families to our agency, you can find her providing expertise online to local breastfeeding and pregnancy support groups.

Da'raille Marshmon

Da'raille Marshmon

Da'raille is a birth doula, postpartum doula, sibling care doula, certified VBAC specialist, trained in Spinning Babies, and trained in UNC OR doula support. With years of extensive experience in early childhood education prior to becoming a certified doula, Da'raille is a perfect fit for families seeking exceptional sibling care and expert support during their postpartum transition.

Nancy Caballero

Nancy Caballero

Nancy is a birth doula, certified VBAC specialist, postpartum doula, sibling care doula, trained in Spinning Babies, trained in UNC OR doula support, and is fluent in Spanish. As an Army veteran, Nancy has a deep understanding of the support needs of active duty mothers and military families. Nancy has facilitated community lactation support groups and is a baby-wearing educator. She and Aida co-lead The Carrying On Project of Fort Bragg.

Payton Myers

Payton Myers

Payton is a birth doula, postpartum doula, sibling care doula, and is trained in Spinning Babies labor support. Payton is located in Jacksonville, NC at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune where she supports our East coast clients and clients who deliver at the Jacksonville birth center.

Sophia Alvares

Sophia Alvares

Sophia is a postpartum doula and sibling care doula. Sophia is currently in the pathway to become an IBCLC and obtain the highest credentialing for lactation and infant feeding support. Parents benefit from having Sophia's advanced infant feeding knowledge and compassionate support by their side during their postpartum journey.

Cassidy Villano

Cassidy Villano

Cassidy is a birth doula, postpartum doula, and sibling care doula. Cassidy is currently certifying to teach yoga and specializes in trauma-informed support. When she is not supporting doula clients, Cassidy is a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer where she advocates for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Cassidy is located in Dillon, SC and provides support for many of our southernmost NC families.

Madison Mawson

Madison Mawson

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.

Calvina Ellerbe

Calvina Ellerbe

Calvina is a postpartum doula, sibling care doula, and childbirth educator. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) and is an Associate Professor in UNC Pembroke's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Her passion for education extends beyond the college classroom. Calvina homeschools her five children and is a certified instructor in The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth.
A Special Note To Military Families

Our Central Carolina Doulas are all affiliated with the Fort Bragg or Camp Lejeune 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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