San Francisco Bay Area Birth and Postpartum Doula and Photographer



mountain view / california

Birth Doula & Photographer


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

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

My practice is founded upon the belief that childbirth is both natural and normal. 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!






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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 birth doula and photographer, 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 and unconditionally supported. I believe that you should feel both comfortable and respected as you bring your baby earth side.