Our purpose

SisterWeb is committed to building a community where Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander pregnant women*, 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

*While SisterWeb primarily uses the terms woman/women and the pronouns she/her/hers, we recognize, respect, and welcome people who identify with different pronouns, including they/them/theirs or he/him/his.


our beliefs

People of all cultural identification, family structure, income or citizenship deserve to have healthy and satisfying birth experiences. 

  • The uniquely intimate and private nature of birth requires a diverse and culturally competent doula network so that all women can feel safe, secure, and comfortable throughout the birth process.

Building strong, thriving neighborhoods include sustainable employment options for its community members. We see community-based birth work, as an important and dignified way to earn a living.

  • SisterWeb is uniquely poised to provide a solution to a well-documented inequity in birth outcomes for Black, Pacific Islander and Latinx families in San Francisco.

  • Our community doula model pays doulas for their services, rather than requiring doulas to volunteer their time and expertise will ensure that more individuals from diverse backgrounds are able to enter and remain in the doula profession.