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Teeya Smith

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My Story

Hello! My name is Teeya and I’m a certified birth and postpartum doula serving the Bay Area. My roots are in Northern Idaho where I grew up in Clark Fork, a small town nestled in the mountains. What originally brought me to California 16 years ago was actually singing! I have a bachelor degree in vocal performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where I primarily studied classical technique. Working with my voice gave me a strong understanding of breath and inspired me to dig deeper into further discovering the body. After graduating in 2013, I traveled to India to study yoga and gained a deep foundation in body movement and breathing. These experiences coupled with my passion for early childhood development has led me to become a doula. Over the last 11 years, I have worked with families as a nanny and have witnessed many new babies come into people's lives. I have seen the need for support that birthing people need in this process.

My mission as a doula is to give the birthing person a voice and support them in their unique birth story. It’s important to me that my clients walk away with a positive birth experience and a feeling of empowerment. Labor can look different for everyone! Listening to the birthing person's intuition and staying present with them in the moment is how I help my clients find their rhythm and flow in labor. I believe in informed consent and bodily autonomy and it is my goal to make sure that all birthing people feel that they are being cared for and listened to in their birth experience. This can be raw and feel vulnerable at times so I aim to create an environment that feels safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental.

It has been an inspiration to work alongside so many talented birth professionals at the Zuckerberg SF General Hospital as a member of their doula program. I am thrilled to have finished the GGDA residency program and continue working with this amazing team of doulas. 

Certifications and Education

  • Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula: Hospital Friendly Doula Training (2022)

  • Zuckerberg General Hospital Doula Program (2022-2023)

  • Former GGDA Resident Apprentice 

  • 200 hour YTT Yoga Nisarga (2014)

  • Advanced Pregnancy Yoga Teaching CPD (January 2023) 

  • Carrot Fertility Aproved 

  • CPR Certified

Contact

Please contact me with any questions you may have. 

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