San Francisco Bay Area Birth and Postpartum Doula and Photographer



Nurturing women and
celebrating the sacredness oF

Pregnancy, Birth
& Motherhood

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I’m Amelia Protiva, certified Birth doula and photographer.

I'm Eli's wife, coffee aficionado, and professional baby snuggler.

My doula practice is founded upon the belief that childbirth is a natural event. That stress-free, beautiful birth you long for is well within your reach.

However your little one chooses to make his or her entrance into the world, I believe every moment of your journey is worthy of being celebrated!





Honoring Women In
the Art of Childbirth

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“I do not care what kind of birth you have...a homebirth, scheduled cesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth in the woods next to a baby deer. I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected.” 

— January Harshe

As a birth advocate, I feel incredibly honored to be invited into a mama's birth space. Birth is a sacred rite of passage that brings self-awareness, growth, inner-reflection, discovery and transformation. It's a bit like walking on holy ground.

My practice is based in the deep-seated belief that childbirth is a journey through which you should feel empowered and unconditionally supported. I believe that you should continuously feel both comfortable and respected as you bring your baby earthside.