Our experienced doulas are there for YOU,
free of charge, and will support all your
A doula “mothers the mother,” and in
doing so, provides a level of personal
care proven to enhance the experience
of childbirth for the whole family.
Doula care has been proven to decrease:
• length of labor • medical interventions •use of pain medication • cesarean rates
Did you have a great birth experience?
Have a wonderful doula who supported you
every step of the way?
Want to celebrate your growing family?
If you'd like to honor a much-appreciated doula,
a special new mother, or a new little one who's so important in your life, let us know!
Donations are tax-deductible and HELP US THRIVE.
*Click the link, search for "doula program" then select the drop-down option that says
UCSD Hearts and Hands Doula Program
YOU can be a doula!
If you have the time, commitment, and stamina needed to stay continuously at someone’s side during childbirth, we'll provide the training and opportunity.
As a doula, you need a calming presence, but prior healthcare training or birth experience is NOT required.
We strive to welcome everyone, with the belief that birthing justice starts with with inclusion and diversity.
I was “losing it” until Kim arrived and helped me get back into the calm I needed. She was a blessing and I am so thankful UCSD has such a wonderful program available. - Maria
Thank you so much for your time and presence during our labor and surprise C-Section....you made the whole experience less stressful. - Ariana
…she knows the tricks, she knows the spots and simply she is good at this. We are truly indebted to her and the UCSD Med. Center for running this program. - Susan
I felt I had a team player help me understand my options and the pros and cons. Thank you very much for your help and warm presence. You struck a balance between an eagerness to serve and a respect for a couple’s intimacy. My fear that you’d try to take over was unfounded. - Derek, a new father
As a social worker, I have the perspective to see what a unique role a doula can play in the life of a woman. She can provide support at a very specific time in her life without any strings attached. - Virgi (UCSD Social Worker)
We love working with our doulas! - Sarah, RN
Learn about our hospital-based program including doula training, volunteer requirements, and more.
We make a great team! Information about how doulas and families work together.
We help care for you, too!
Learn about choosing a birth location and using our doula services. Expert doula care, at no charge.
For information about all pregnancy and childbirth services at the UC San Diego Medical Center, including specialized low- to high-risk maternity care, childbirth classes, two distinct delivery settings in state-of-the-art birthing facilities, leading pediatric care, lactation services, Meet the Maternity Team welcome events and more, please see: http://pregnancy.ucsd.edu
UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla, California 92037, United States
858-249-5935 Got a great story to share? Looking for info about how to get involved? Have questions? Want to just share your thoughts? - Send us a message!