Hi there! My name is Shelby Smith, and I am a birth doula in the Greensboro, NC area.
I have always found myself drawn to relationships with others that transcend the everyday, and that tap into a fundamental bond of love and support for others. Genuine, authentic, and liminal – birth is a leap into the unknown and one of the most impressive feats that a person can conquer. I strongly believe that every women deserves the most comfortable, fulfilling, and memorable birth experience that she wants, and am so grateful to have the ability to serve my community as a doula. I am from La Plata, Maryland, but after attending college and studying public health at Elon University, I have grown very fond of North Carolina and enjoy exploring my new home in Greensboro, NC. I currently work supporting mothers and infants at a local health department as a grant writer and program manager and am committed to volunteering and working as a birth doula locally. Eventually, I plan to study to become a nurse midwife and work in a hospital or birth center that shares my values of service, compassion and health equity.
In my free time, you can find me on hiking trails with my pup, Murphy, or curled up on my front porch reading a good book! I enjoy cooking vegetarian recipes with my roommates, deepening my yoga practice at local studios, and traveling to my long list of places to visit (both in the US and internationally).
Please fill out the information below if you are interested in having me as your doula – I would love to hear from you! If you would prefer to reach me directly, please call me at (301) 752-2945 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.