Aja Burnett

Brief info

Doula (doo-luh): From the ancient Greek "A woman who serves" A birth doula is a professional labor assistant who nurtures and provides physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your partner during pregnancy and childbirth. During pregnancy, doulas help expectant families to formulate birth plans, prepare for the arrival of a new family member, and educate the family on what to expect during each phase of pregnancy and birth. This service also includes American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED training (certification for one family member. Others can be added at additional cost.) During labor and delivery, your doula will be an advocate, encouraging the birthing person or their partner to ask questions and verbalize preferences, asking the birthing person what they want and supporting their decisions, and protecting the Golden Hour. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to serving you.

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t passionate about birth. The childbirth year, for all its trials and tribulations, is a magical time of life that can’t be compared to any other. 

The year surrounding the birth of a child can also be a confusing one. As a birth doula, I take pride in being a companion for families surrounding the birth of a child, offering emotional support, childbirth and pregnancy education, advocacy, and physical support and comfort during labor and delivery. 

Having the support of a trained doula has been linked to improved outcomes for both birthing parents and babies, including shorter labors, greater likelihood of vaginal delivery, use of fewer medications and fetal extraction tools, and increased likelihood of initiation of breastfeeding.

My training as a doula includes a combination of academia, first-hand in-person experience, and plain old common sense. I received my undergraduate education at Wayne State University, my formal doula training through the Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association and DONA, and work with a network of community professionals and passionate birth workers to provide the best care possible. 

As a “boutique” doula, I deliberately keep my practice very small, serving no more than 2 families with an Estimated Delivery Date in a given month. This allows me to be on call 24-7 during the weeks before and after your EDD and to provide a bespoke experience for every family.

Please feel free to reach out for a free consultation so that we can work together to create the ideal home, hospital, or birthing center birth for your family. 




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