Hearts & Hands UCSD Volunteer Doula Program



About Us



 YOU can be a doula!


If you have the time, commitment and stamina 

needed to stay continuously at a woman’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.

Make a Donation


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.

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About our Doulas


Our experienced doulas are there for YOU, 

free of charge, and will support all your 

birth preferences. 

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

What our families and staff say about our program:

I was “losing it” until Kim and Robin arrived and helped me get back into the calm I needed. They were 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 and less terrifying. - 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. Natasha 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)

About Us

For Partners

We make a great team! Information about how doulas and families work together.

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For Doulas

Learn about our hospital-based program including training, volunteer requirements, and more.

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For Mothers

Learn about choosing a birth location, using our doula services, and how you can support our program

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Stay in the loop!

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! 

Hearts & Hands UCSD Volunteer Doula Program

UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, La Jolla, California 92037, United States


For more info on volunteering or using our services, Click here to email afulcher@ucsd.edu

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