About Hello Baby Events!


Hello Baby Events is a Health Communications firm that designs media, campaigns, advocacy, and social engagement for the health, safety & well-being of mothers, their babies & the communities that support them.

CEO & Public Health Promoter

Photo Credit: DrAjao.com

Hello! I'm Taiwo Ikeoluwa Adeloye-Ajao but most know me by my initials "tia". I was born in DC; Raised in Baltimore--a Nigerian American. I got a public health degree in Maternal & Child Health many years ago, which eventually led me to Doula service & Perinatal Nursing. I absolutely love this work but I get very passionate about topics that I can not change at the bedside. I aim to empower black families and families of culture to obtain childbirth education early and to advocate for their own birth stories. I am The Director of Advocacy for non-profit Together Inspiration Acts Inc. dba Hello Baby Baltimore where we make the most of group learning such as at baby events. I am Mom to 2 awesome kids, an RN Birth Assistant, a student of Nurse-Midwifery, a Board-Certified IBCLC, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and a DONA Certified Birth Doula for Hello Baby Events.

Dr. Olawale H. Ajao MBBS MA LCCE, AHAc
Educator. Creator. Innovator.

Photo Credit: The Photo Chase

Hello! I'm 'Wale (like the rapper). I completed my first degree as a Medical Doctor in Nigeria, West Africa in 2002. I am interested in more than just medicine: I want to see people understand their health so that the masses are impacted! So when I relocated from Nigeria to Baltimore, I acquired a Master's of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Producing for Film and Video. It's kinda cool! Now I use my medical knowledge as a media producer: DrAjao.com. This experience makes me an amazing health communicator! I teach in my spare time and I use fun & games to educate & connect people. I am Dad to 2 cool kids and I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educatora DONA-trained Birth Doula and Creative Director for Hello Baby Baltimore.
Photo Credit: Tunji Sarumi Photography. CIRCA 2008

DrAjao and tiaRN are a Husband & Wife, Doctor-Nurse, "Daddy"-"Mommy" Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Team bringing fun & games to life's Teachable Moments! Their 10 year collaboration has equipped them to share from a professional perspective on childbirth education, doula support, health, and wellness for entire families and their social networks. So open your mind, relax, and let the games begin!!!!


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Contact: info@HelloBabyEvents.com


Email: DrAjao@HelloBabyEvents.com
Phone: 252-678-5371

Producer, Doula, Certified Educator-Lamaze & AHA CPR
 ✽ DrAjao ✽ 
Dr. Olawale Ajao MBBS MA LCCE

#DrAjao is an internationally-trained medical doctor with a unique lens! He is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator (LCCE), a DONA-trained doula, Birth Story Cinematographer 📽📸 & a Dad. Teaching newborn care & baby safety as an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor.

DrAjao specializes in the strategic engagement of Doulas & Dads, paired with the empowerment of the whole "Village".

Tia RN Live! 
Email: tiajao.rn@gmail.com Phone: 410-913-0185
Childbirth Educator, Birth Assistant & Perinatal Nurse: 
 ✽ TiaRN ✽

Taiwo “Tia” Ajao RN is a Public Health Nurse licensed in MD, VA & DC. She is a Birth Nurse-Doula; an Lamaze Childbirth Educator & a Board Certified IBCLC in Greater Baltimore. She is a Student of Nurse Midwifery, supports birth as a midwife assistant, & teaches in both community and academic settings.

Tia specializes in birth support of Physiologic Birth.

w: www.velahaven.com e: hello@velahaven.com p: +1 (301) -615-4081

Kimberly Marie, MS,CBS,CD,LCE

Kimberly Marie is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Certified Doula and Lamaze Childbirth Educator at Vela Haven-her birth services practice. She was driven to become perinatal health services after witnessing her loved ones endure several traumatic birth experiences. Kim stands by the motto “every pregnant person is entitled to doula support and care”. Whilst managing her practice, she enjoys holding public perinatal discussions, volunteering and hosting local childbirth education classes and advocating for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum awareness on behalf of all pregnant persons.

Kimberly Serves MD, DC and Northern Virginia

Email: odile@mybirthcompanion.com    Phone: 443-619-9527

Birth Doula, Child Birth Educator, Medical Translator: 
My Birth Companion
Odile Penet CD(DONA) LCCE

Odile Penet CD(DONA), LCCE, has been a Lamaze Childbirth Educator since 2013. She is also a professional and certified birth doula (DONA International). Over the past 20 years, she has served more than 700 families, and she has extending experience as a newborn care specialist. She teaches private and group classes, in person, or online (live interactive). She has a non-judgmental approach to birth and provides evidence-based resources. 
Odile is a great optioin for out-of-hospital Birth and also teaches Lamaze in French.

More Than Birth 
Email: megan@morethanbirth.com 
Phone: 443-619-9527

Certified Birth Doula. Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator: 
 ✽ More than Birth  ✽
Megan Ellis CD, LCCE

Megan Ellis is a certified birth doula serving the Baltimore metro area. One thing that keeps her going in this work is knowing, “If we don’t know our options then we don’t have any.” In addition to her private doula business she is also contracted by The Baltimore Doula project in an effort to find more ways to further expand her reach into the community. Megan’s vision is to help create a safe and peaceful birth & postpartum experience for expecting families.

Megan specializes in Options for Families in Greater Baltimore and Beyond.

Email: akilah@akilahsekhemet.com Website: https://akilahsekhemet.com/
Full Spectrum Doula, Perinatal Coach, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Consultant, and Perinatal Photographer:
Akilah Witherspoon, CLC

Akilah is a Full Spectrum Doula who is passionate about (w)holistic health. She provides prenatal, labor, and postpartum support and brings a unique set of skills and experience to her work. She offers lactation support, childbirth education, placenta tincture/encapsulation services, perinatal photography and fertility services. She also works with families who need ongoing support as a Perinatal Coach.

Akilah specializes in serving Families in Prince George's County and Beyond.

Email: akemitsuru.doula@gmail.com      Phone: (443)850-3802

Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator & Medical Translator: 
Akemi Tsuru

Akemi Tsuru is a Birth Doula serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County. 
Akemi's services are available in English, Español, Portugués, and Français.

Akemi specializes in Childbirth Education and Doula Support for Latino Families.

Email : aamuri@gmail.com  
Phone : 410-805-2633

Childbirth Educator & Medical Translator: 
Alima Malungila

Alima is a Certified Health Worker serving Baltimore City Medicaid recipients, particularly pregnant and birthing families. She is a Medical Interpreter in French, Swahili and Lingala.

Alima specializes in Childbirth Education and Support for Immigrant families and for families who identify with the African Experience in America.

Press Release
Hello Doula! Partnership with
The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective

Contact Information: Hello Baby Baltimore dba Together Inspiration Acts Inc
Contact: doula@hellobabybaltimore.org 

Hello Baby Baltimore Partners with 
The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective 
to Empower Black Birthing People in Baltimore & The DMV


{Baltimore, MD} - The Village Innovating Perinatal Services Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) with Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (R.O.S.E.)  has empowered Hello Baby Baltimore to launch a Doula Advocacy initiative aimed to advocate for and "Doula the Doula". Hello Baby Partners with The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective to implement this community health initiative. The purpose of this grant-funded project is to support families who would otherwise not be able to afford the full cost of a doula. This is all made possible by R.O.S.E. who shares this amazing opportunity with the Maternal Telehealth Access Project

"We believe that every single person should be a doula," states Dr. 'Wale Ajao, Creative Director of Hello Baby Baltimore, a doula, doctor, dad and producer. "We advocate for doulas because aside from the birthing person, they are the most important person in the room! We need to get the word out there to fight against the Black Maternal Health Crisis! We know this partnership will help us reach more people."

The goal of the project is also to support Doula-Client dyads with childbirth education, self- advocacy training, and a safe space to share while providing the doula with a mini-grant to support their own professional role. This collaboration with The S.A.F.E. Sistas doula collective is deeply strategic as we provide the very best professional doula services to  black, indigenous and people of color. In addition, this opportunity provides IBCLC lactation consultations to these families and postpartum wellness consults with a perinatal mental health specialist. This is established to ensure that we are providing holistic care to each family.

The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective
Instagram: @BaltimoreSafeSistas
            Meet The S.A.F.E. Sistas

The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective is a non-profit organization based in Baltimore, MD. This collective, formed in 2019, comprises a multifaceted group of BIPOC with diverse backgrounds in healthcare, education, parenthood, administration, and public service. Our mission is to facilitate and maintain safe and holistic perinatal, birth, and postpartum support to birthing people, as well as their families, in an effort to prevent and navigate traumatic and dangerous birth experiences caused by preventable negligence and/or maltreatment. Our Doula Collective understands that birth is a sacred experience and should therefore be honored as such. This collective is committed to positively impacting Black maternal and infant health within the Baltimore Metro-Region by empowering birthing families through advocacy and individualized support. With the Baltimore Metropolitan Region having a higher incidence of lower income families, with limited access to equitable quality care, The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective has seen these health disparities as a call to action. To serve as a resource, our collective provides free and low-cost support services to those in need. These services include continuous labor/birth support, childbirth education, lactation support, trauma-informed care, newborn care, and youth and life skills. The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective will work with community-based organizations, with similar missions, to combat maternal and infant mortality, by centering human rights and reproductive justice. Birthing families deserve to be well-informed, validated and supported through pregnancy and the postpartum period, and to have a say in the manner in which they birth. The S.A.F.E. Sistas Doula Collective will strive to ensure that birthing families have the tools they need to have humanized, safe, and successful birthing experiences.

The Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

Representatives of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), the National Birth Equity Collaborative, the Georgia Health Policy Center, R.A.C.E. for Equity, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, the National Perinatal Association, the Morehouse School of Medicine and National Area Health Education Centers Organization have partnered for the Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP). MTAP will address disparities, support providers and families, and boost access to telehealth and distant care services for maternal health with a one-time award of up to $4 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, awarded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Through MTAP, Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) aimed to distribute a total of $200,000 in funding to community partners and Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) led community-based and public health organizations which serve BIPOC and marginalized rural communities in perinatal health services. Selected awardees for the Village Innovating Perinatal Support (VIPS) Cohort, and represent each of the 10 HRSA regions. An additional $70,000 worth of telehealth resources will directly serve families to support their access to perinatal support services. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H7EMC37564 Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services for Maternal Health. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. government.


Hush Baby Not Mama #HBNM

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Together Inspiration Acts Inc., info@tiacts.org (443) 384-7443

The Hush Baby Not Mama Advocacy Campaign breaks the silence surrounding Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and the Impact of Fetal & Infant Loss (Baltimore, MD November 5, 2017)-- Hush Baby Not Mama [#HBNM], an interesting twist of Beauty, Empowerment & Advocacy has brought light to issues that silence women since February 2014. 

Silence The Mime

Whereas #HBNM has placed an emphasis on  Intimate Partner Violence during the first launch, this relaunch focuses on the silence surrounding all perinatal matters including perinatal mood disorders, loss, violence, postpartum challenges and related preventative health promotion.

Bling Top by Beautiful Genesis Brandi Carrington

With the belief that no one is more intimate to a person than him or herself, Hush Baby Not Mama reminds us to Speak Up during times of hurt or difficulty as we promote health, safety and wellness for ourselves and our community.

Just as absurdly it is for an adult to wear a pacifier, so is the paradox of the beauty of mother and woman hood being stifled by the aftermath of loss, displacement or unexpected challenges. 

This collaboration includes the engagement of advocates, who are inspired to make a statement together. This initiative is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Follow #HBNM #HushBabyNotMama and look out as #HBNM Speaks Out!

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Jenifer LaNore is a Masters-Prepared, Certified Clinical Social Worker, experienced in supporting mothers and their families through the perinatal spectrum of care. In her current role, Jenifer provides assessment, counseling, psycho-education, and care coordination support to families whose babies have been diagnosed with a fetal anomaly; in addition to supporting mothers who are managing complex comorbidities during pregnancy. Jenifer has received extensive training through Postpartum Support International in the treatment of
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS). She also serves as a volunteer for the organization as a support coordinator for Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Jenifer’s personal journey during pregnancy and postpartum guides her interactions with each family and grounds her. She strives to deliver care with dignity, empathy, compassion and openness. Jenifer’s advocacy interests are addressing the maternal mortality crisis, ensuring equitable delivery of care in healthcare settings, and expanding education surrounding maternal mental health. Jenifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Oakland University and a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. Jenifer provides Postpartum Wellness Consults to help our clients transition holistically in the perinatal season, especially in regards to matters that often silence families.

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