I am so excited about this stage of my midwifery journey! I have been a Certified Nurse Midwife since January 2008. I have always worked in a hospital setting and am thrilled to be able to transition to the natural setting of assisting your birth in your home!

I believe pregnancy and childbirth are natural, healthy processes and that the mother knows her body best and can best make her own decisions based on comprehensive information and education. I am here to facilitate the process and ensure a healthy, positive outcome. 
I offer comprehensive care prenatally, during, and following your birth. 

Make the choice: Have A Better Birth!

Your Baby, Your Body, Your Birth

    Tova Brody is a certified birth assistant,       student midwife, and doula. After experiencing the beauty of midwifery care and having an incredible birth with her first child in 2011, she wanted to give back to the birth community. She became an enthusiastic birth activist and still currently volunteers with Maryland Families for Safe Birth, an organization that works to

improve the maternal healthcare

system for Maryland Families.

She also started being asked to

attends friends’ births to help

assist them during the laboring

process and she quickly realized

that birthwork was her calling.

She firmly believes in empowering

women and families and is

passionate about ensuring they feel supported during every step of their pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum journeys.

She is currently enrolled at the National College of Midwifery and is working with two local midwifery practices, studying to become a Certified Professional Midwife. In addition to that, she educates families on natural parenting topics including pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering. She also runs a Baltimore breastmilk bank.

Her hobbies include playing music, practicing yoga, reading books, fostering cats, and spending time with her family. She resides in Baltimore with her husband, four daughters and various kitty cats.

My education:

  • Boston University, 1999-2001
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 2001-2003
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing, Masters in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery specialty, 2003-2007

Katrina Nakaois a student midwife

studying through the National College

of Midwifery. She grew interested in

midwifery due to early exposure to the

field of birth: with a mother as an

OB/GYN, a previous job at an OB/GYN

practice, and years of birth stories from her work as a nanny, it’s really no wonder she felt a calling to this field. Katrina got her start in the birth world as a volunteer birth doula for Vanderbilt University Hospital, trained through DONA International.  Before starting birth work, she worked for many years as a nanny where she practiced family-first care.  Katrina is thrilled to be working hands-on with women in the community and to be studying midwifery care, the realization of a life-long dream. Katrina studied psychology at Vanderbilt University and took two additional years of sciences at the University of Maryland.

State University of New York, Buffalo State 2008-2010
Vanderbilt University 2010-2013, BA in Psychology
University of Maryland 2014-2016

Bayla Berkowitz, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife