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


Home Birth Info Session
6pm - 7pm    |   April 17, 2019 

We host a free information session about home birth and midwifery care on the third Wednesday of every month. We’ll cover what it's like to work with a midwife for prenatal, birth and postpartum care, discuss what is included in the care, and answer lots of questions. All are welcome to join!

Please register at by emailing us at:

Hosted at Nova Oakland: 5730 Market St Oakland, CA 94608


Planning for Baby Series: Understanding Your Insurance Benefits
6pm - 7pm    |   May 1, 2019

Starting a new family is an exciting time, but there is a lot to figuring out. While you’re shopping for a midwife or OB you will first need to know what your insurance covers when it comes to pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This is course is for anyone and everyone planning to have a baby. Whether you’re planning a home birth, birth center or hospital birth. Detailed information about your specific plan will also be available for individuals who pre-register! Registration Fee: $20

Please register by emailing us at:

Hosted at Nova Oakland: 5730 Market St Oakland, CA 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 .