If you are choosing parenthood, the Bay Area Doula Project may be able to connect you to a doula group who can provide you with the care you desire or other groups that provide prenatal support and support to parents of young children.
Below is a list of sliding-scale, low-fee options for birth doula services in the Bay Area. Please contact these services directly for more information about the care they offer and their exact fees.
Natural Resources is San Francisco’s oldest pregnancy, birth and early parenting resource center & retail store. Serving families for almost 25 years, they are located in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Roots of Labor Birth Collective
Roots of Labor Birth Collective (RLBC) believes that everyone deserves a doula, regardless of one’s ability to pay. When you hire an RLBC doula, you are investing in the wellness of the greater Bay Area birthing community.
RLBC partners with Santa Rita Jail and Bay Area clinics who serve low-income and communities of color. They offer compassionate physical, emotional, and informational support to those members of our community who are most vulnerable to systemic oppression. When you choose to hire an RLBC doula, your decision to work with them also provides quality doula care to all birthing people– including those who are incarcerated, immigrants, survivors, low-income, of color, trans*, queer, and/or disabled.
SisterWeb is committed to building a community where Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander pregnant people, their partners, and their families benefit from the expertise, support, and advocacy of a birth companion (doula) to have a satisfying and dignified birth experience.
We do this in two ways. First, SisterWeb connects pregnant individuals in San Francisco with culturally compatible birth companions who can help parents-to-be receive the education, resources, and support they need to enter into their birth and parenting journeys with confidence, respect, and dignity. Second, SisterWeb strengthens and diversifies the birth provider workforce by training and mentoring birth companions and building relationships with traditional healthcare providers such as physicians, midwives, and hospitals.
Oakland Better Birth Foundation
Oakland Better Birth Foundation was founded by Doula, Community Activist ,Mother, Grandmother and Author Samsarah Morgan. Their focus it to provide services to the Oakland East Bay Community which will reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates in our community.
Homeless Prenatal Program
The Homeless Prenatal Program has 4 main goals:
HPP serves any family that can benefit from the services they offer, homeless or housed. All they require is that the family have a child 17 years old or younger.
Services at Community Well include prenatal & postpartum support, childbirth preparation classes, chiropractic, spiritual well-being, indigenous healing, family education & programs, somatic healing, healing circle, marriage & family therapy & financial empowerment classes.
Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP)
The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program is a program that supports young parents between ages of 12 to 24 in their choice to start their families young. They provide a childbirth education class with a doula and a nurse, as well as a program coordinator
for the teenage pregnancy and parenting program. Each person who participates in the childbirth class can and will receive a doula whenever they request one. They also have doulas available for young parents who are not a part of the childbirth class. They
also provide case management services for youth between 12-24. For more information about their services or about becoming a volunteer doula for this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.