About Nova

Bellycast for Quintuplets (5 babies)

I have been active in the San Diego birth community since 2004. Prior to that, I taught yoga for several years with a heavy emphasis on prenatal and childrens yoga. I love helping women and watching them transition into motherhood. For over fifteen years, I have worked with new mothers and have had great and enriching experiences with many families and their different parenting methods as well as cultures.
By nature, I am an intent listener and calming, meditative presence. I am a generous spirit who believes in empowering and supporting women during this special time in their lives so that mother and partner have a positive experience to remember.

Henna belly painting

As a birth doula, I do not have a personal agenda for your birth. With each family, I work with mom (and partner) during pregnancy to explore what kind of a birth experience they desire. Once mom is in labor, I am there to support, guide and assist you in having the birth you want. Certainly, not all births go as planned and I will be there to help you adjust to unexpected situations as they arise. I support all women through all birth choices. Whether mom wants to have an active labor, induction, epidural or scheduled c-section; all birth wishes are supported. In the end, it is my hope that you have a positive birth experience and enter motherhood feeling validated and supported.

ImprovingBirth.org Labor Day rally

As a postpartum doula, I help nurture the new mother by offering her emotional support, aid in faster recovery and help find the confidence she and her partner need to meet the challenges of newborn(s). I am trained as a newborn specialist to assist and answer questions in a non-judgmental way.
Offering placenta encapsulation to new mothers allows me to be a part of their birth and postpartum healing.  I enjoy bridging this gap and transition that is often forgotten.
I am constantly updating my education and skills by monitoring the latest progressions in nutrition, newborn development, breastfeeding/lactation, baby sleep strategies, reflux, SIDS and many other issues.
My work is my passion! I love helping new mothers find their way. I am honored to work in this field that is so full of life and love. Helping moms, partners and families through the postpartum period is very rewarding for me and I feel fortunate to be part of their lives. I pride myself on nurturing moms, newborns and families with endless support and assistance, as families adjust to having a new baby in the house, and all new endeavors and challenges this involves.
Thank you for considering my services as part of your cherished birth experience!
My little family

My little family