San Francisco Bay Area Birth and Postpartum Doula and Photographer

mountain view / california

Birth Doula & Photographer



I’m Amelia Protiva, certified Birth doula, photographer and Women's advocate.

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

I believe that childbirth is both natural and normal. That stress-free birth you long for is within your reach. 

I believe in surrounding myself with friends who feel like family, keeping bouquets of fresh flowers on the table, and eating dinners by candlelight.

I believe that childbirth & the life-changing transitions following should be an empowering experience.

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




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“Every birth is a natural birth: each of us is part of nature, not separate from it, and nature is always stunning in its variety. Your birth, then, is part of the natural world, however it unfolds.” 

— Lauralyn Curtis

As a doula, I feel incredibly honored to be invited into a mama's birth space. It's a bit like walking on holy ground.

My practice is based in the deep-seated belief that birth is natural and normal–a life-changing journey through which you should feel empowered, informed and unconditionally supported. I believe through every stage of pregnancy, labor and into the postpartum that you should feel both comfortable and respected. My role is to advocate for you, hold space for you, and work with you and your partner to achieve your birth preferences without obstacles.