The San Francisco Doula Group is a community of doulas practicing in the Bay Area. Understanding the needs of expectant parents/mothers and their partners, we created to be a source for referrals of trained and experienced birth and postpartum professionals.

Each doula listed on this site is active in the local birth community, participates in continuing education, and has agreed to participate in regular peer review to ensure professionalism, quality of service, and open communication within the birthing community, and with those we serve. Every doula on this site understands her role as a non-medical birth and/or postpartum professional.

Doulas in The San Francisco Doula Group have a broad spectrum of experience and training. When interviewing doulas for birth and/or postpartum work, please ask questions about her experience, training, any specialties and your anticipated needs. We believe this will ensure you have a good experience with your doula.

Our group meets monthly for education and peer support. We invite guest speakers to present their work and share information and helpful tips for our continued education. In the past we’ve had homeopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, herbalists and physical therapists among others at our meetings.


Interested in being a guest speaker? Please email Esther Gallagher,

Interested in becoming a member? Please email Elizabeth Porter,

Interested in setting up a peer review? Please email Pamela Star,