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!





Serving bay area Women
and their families

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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.


Your Birth is Gives them Hope ♡

We have committed to partnering with The Love Mercy Foundation in Northern Uganda. The Love Mercy Foundation provides simple solutions to poverty, by empowering women and girls to increase access to education, health care, and income generation.

Every birth I attend provides a Ugandan midwife’s monthly wages.

 Photo Credit: River Bennet, Love Mercy Foundation

Photo Credit: River Bennet, Love Mercy Foundation