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  • Certified Birth Doula: Hospital Friendly Doula Training 
  • Zuckerberg General Hospital Doula Program 
  • Former GGDA Resident Apprentice
  • 200 hour YTT Yoga Nisarga 2014 
  • Advanced Pregnancy Yoga Teaching CPD 2023 
  • Body Ready Method (currently enrolled) 
  • Professionally Insured
  • CPR Certified

Certifications & Specialities

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 to continue my work with this amazing team of doulas.

Certified birth doula

teeya smith

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  • Immediate on-call
  • Complimentary 30-minute Welcome Call with a GGDA concierge
  • Monthly Educational Workshops
  • Online Breastfeeding support (up to three a month)
  • Online Pelvic Floor clinic (up to twice a month)
  • Access to GGDA's library of resources
  • Access to the Village People, providers, and affiliate discounts

ggda membership package includes:

  • 2 (2 hr) in person prenatal visits: answer questions and concerns, get to know each other and discuss your birth
  • 1 (1 hr) postpartum visits
  • 1 body balancing assessment (in person)
  • Assistance with birth preparation sheet and postpartum sanctuary plan
  • On call service for birth day and support through all stages of labor
  • Labor assistance using massage, visualizations, movement, breath and counter pressure
  • Assisting in the inclusion of the birthing persons partner in labor support 
  • Birth photos taken on request
  • Postpartum recovery and infant care education
  • Custom Fitted Birth Ball
  • Free TENS Unit Rental
  • Expert Pain Coping techniques
  • First Feeding/Golden Hour Support

Rates: $2,700

teeya's birth package

- vivian p.

"Teeya is incredible! My partner was also incredibly grateful for how in tune she was with what I was experiencing while in labour and how she managed to help while giving him a chance to rest. She was also incredibly responsive and organized, despite how late we were in our pregnancy before getting her support. I also love how she was incredibly open and not judgmental about our choices, and instead, focused on how to provide us with insights to help us better understand our decisions from a more informed place. I only wish I would've gotten her help sooner, and also looked into the GGDA resources and signed up for the postpartum prep workshop beforehand!"

"I only wish I would've gotten her help sooner!"

- Emily s.

"Teeya was incredible as a support person, doula, advocate and friend to my partner and I during the last stage of pregnancy and the birth + delivery! I had a 'dream' of how I imagined my labor and delivery going, she helped provide us tools for what that could look like, and in reality, my birth had a lot of unplanned changes and complications and she quickly adapted to still have the birth be a special and connecting time for my husband and I and our sweet baby girl. I could not recommend Teeya enough! We are so grateful!"

"I could not recommend Teeya enough! We are so grateful!"

- Marina K.

We are so lucky to have worked with Teeya . She is everything you could want in a doula and more! Teeya is knowledgeable on so many aspects of birth. If she didn't know an answer to a question we had, she was quick to send us evidence based information. Not only did I feel well educated before my birth but, I felt fully supported our doula and my partner. I could not have asked for a better birth experience thanks to Teeya.

"I could not have asked for a better birth experience thanks to Teeya."

- sarah b.

"We didn't know what a postpartum doula was when we had our first baby, and I found myself often becoming very anxious and low in those early weeks, even with a very supportive partner. Having Teeya there for us right as we brought our second baby home from the hospital made a world of difference. Teeya made my physical and emotional well-being top priority. Asking for help is not my strong suit, but Teeya was so attuned to me and always knew what to do. Whether that was taking care of the baby so I could rest, making sure I was fed, playing with our older child so my husband and I could bond with the baby together, or doing the dishes, I was so relieved and grateful she was there. She saw me in postpartum diapers, feeling like a total mess, but her warm, non-judgmental presence kept me afloat. I couldn't recommend her more."

"Asking for help is not my strong suit, but Teeya was so attuned to me and always knew what to do."

- Linda w.

My doula was very prepared! She brought a bag of supplies and included back up supplies. She was very helpful in reminding me to drink water and use the restroom. Teeya is an amazing doula and I cannot recommend her enough. She helped prepare us for the birth while I was pregnant sharing evidence based knowledge. She is great on communication and very present. She will ask questions to make sure you’re comfortable and be your advocate when you are afraid. With all the emotions I was experiencing postpartum she came to visit and was like family reminding me to take it easy. Lending her ear and heart, Teeya is a great doula. She will make a wonderful addition to your support team.

"Teeya is an amazing doula and I cannot recommend her enough."

- Daria P.

Teeya Smith was absolutely awesome and incredible. We really really like her and she is an amazing Doula that sincerely helped, supported, taught us, and was wonderful through the whole birthing experience. Her prenatal visits were great, we got very well acquainted and even became friends. She provide great educational information, explained the whole birthing process, we prepared a great birth plan, and she provided plenty of tips and ideas on how to cope with the pain and go through the birthing process. Teeya is a wonderful human being and we are extremely grateful having her with us throughout this first time life experience. We highly recommend Teeya and her incredible services and care.

"She was wonderful through the whole birthing experience."