SHETARA L. SMITH, PROFESSIONAL DOULA
You know it’s hard to write these ABOUT ME things. I want my words to accurately depict who I am in such a brief way. Not easy. It also brings me to a place of vulnerability that’s not that comfortable. Go figure! I’m with women in their most vulnerable state! Ok, whining over!
WHAT YOU'LL GET WITH ME - IS ME. I’m serious about what I do, I’m not going to be politically correct, and I go against the grain. I can and will make you laugh and hold space for when you need to vent and cry.
There’s no negative connotation in the word serve for me, with humility I get to share in the making of families. My goal is to help you reach your goals. I strive to see people experience true joy.
There’s a paradigm shift happening in the birth world and I’m so proud to be a part of it. Women are taking back their bodies and control. Better is relative but there really is a better way for women to birth and I see it done. That’s why I do what I do. I use my fixer, fighter, educator skills to ensure women are their own heroes.
SO, I AM SHE-TARA SMITH. I also get to be a wife to Timothy, mom to six year old Landyn and nineteen year old Avari and mom to two dogs, Bane and Domino. Someday I’ll own a little farm in the country, where I’ll sip ice tea in a rocking chair on a big wrap around porch. Until then it’ll be one more contraction to The Birth Co.
firmness of mind or spirit, unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger, resolute, fortitude, perseverance, endurance, resilience, excellence
feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities
feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust
possession of the means or skill to do something, competence in an activity or occupation because of one’s skill, training, or other qualification, capacity and willingness to apply ones skills
- Birth & Postpartum Doula – International Center for Traditional Childbearing
- Birth Doula – ToLabor
- Lactation Educator – Cappa
- Infant Sleep Educator – Bebomia
- Childbirth Educator – Your Birth Experience
- Spinning Babies
- Infant Microbiome – Micro Birth School
- Vital Village
- Boston Breastfeeding Coalition
- ROSE Community Transformer
- Birth Sister Boston Medical Center