Tia Ajao


Hi! 👋🏾👋🏾 I’m Tia Ajao. I am a DC-born, Baltimore-raised child of immigrant parents from Nigeria, West Africa. I obtained my Masters of Public Health degree in Maternal & Child Health, Prevention & Community Health in 2008 and later chose to pursue a career as a nurse & a doula at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2014, due to my own experience as a mother of 2 & as a birth advocate in my community. 

In lieu of 7 years of hospital-based birth experience, I have found so much joy in serving in community birth!  I served with Special Beginnings Birth & Women’s Center as a Birth Assistant from April 2019 until they closed in May 2020.    I was also trained to be a home birth midwife assistant in July 2019 by the late & beloved Mama Claudia Booker CPM of Birthing Hands Midwifery & Birth Services. In addition, I have supported Cassandra Woods CNM of My Way Birth in home birth since Fall 2020. As a birth assistant with Birth Care & Women’s Health, I am honored to support families for homebirth in Greater Baltimore & surrounding areas, as well as at the birth center.

I love serving mothers & babies in several capacities including as an IBCLC lactation consultant, a Lamaze certified birth educator, a Birth & Postpartum doula and as an Evidence-based Birth Instructor!!! 🤰🏾👶🏾🤱🏾💥  I am currently a student of Nurse-Midwifery & Women’s Health at Georgetown University School of Nursing, and I can’t wait to help make an impact as a provider in our local area! I co-direct a non-profit called Hello Baby Baltimore where we focus on education for “the whole village”, and doula advocacy. My org acknowledges each newborn I support as  “Baby Philanthropists”! I am a Fellow with The National Black Midwives Alliance and Chair of The Black Mother-Baby DEI Team for DONA International. 



  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS CPR Certified 
  • NCC Certified Nurse, Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • RN IBCLC Lactation Consultant 
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator 
  • Evidence-Based Birth Instructor 2021
  • Certified Birth Doula, DONA International 
  • Spinning Babies Training for L&D

Email: ajao.tia@gmail.com 

Phone: 410-913-0185 (call/text)

Website: hellobabybaltimore.org

Social Media:

Twitter- https://twitter.com/events_baby 

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/tiajao1/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/akoma_arise/