from the space of highest heat and pressure are born the brightest stars





Home Birth • Midwifery • Lactation 

We had the most amazing, rewarding and fulfilling experience with Nova. They are very knowledgeable, caring, supportive and very well trained.
— George F. Dublin, CA

Upcoming Events


Clothing Swap
11am - 3pm   |   June 8, 2018 

Time to clean out your closet and bring those bags of baby and toddler clothes you've been meaning to donate.  Here is your chance to swap the old out for some new-to-you clothes.  Hosted at Nova Oakland:

5730 Market St Oakland, CA 94608

KNit Night
4pm - 7pm    |    June 28, 2018

Yes, of course you can knit in the summer!  Bring your projects, or start a new one.  We'd love to see you and what better way to catch-up since our last knit night!?

730 Camino Ramon #186, Danville, CA 94526

Movie Night
8pm - 9pm    |   July 26, 2018

Melissa hasn't seen the Milky Way yet so we're going to screen it for everyone at our Oakland office.  All welcome to join, kiddos too!.  We'll have some bubbly water, snacks and popcorn.

5730 Market St Oakland 94608


Birth at Home

You choose who attends your birth and who cares for you. You choose what to eat and drink. Walk, dance or sleep uninterrupted if you want to!



Our Midwives

We are California-Licensed Midwives and Board-Certified Lactation consultants who specialize in home birth, water birth, breastfeeding support and well-woman care.  With over 30 years birth experience and over 1000 babies born, together, we bring experience, knowledge and trust to every birth.


Midwifery Care 


We offer our clients comprehensive and compassionate care through pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and beyond.  Informed choice and family-centered care are at the heart of all our interactions with you. 


Lactation Support

one-on-One visits to improve every aspect of your breastfeeding relationship.  Taking the time and attention to meet both of your needs.


Request an Interview


We have offices in Oakland and Walnut Creek and serve the greater East Bay including the Tri-Valley area, Concord, Antioch, and Brentwood.

Schedule an initial interview to meet Mason and Melissa, learn more about our practice and how we can help you have the birth you desire .