Our commitment to a safe and dignified birth for you and your child
UCLA Health is committed to eliminating care inequity and supporting your optimal health. We acknowledge that you may have negative health care experiences because of discrimination against aspects of your identity, including your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, nationality, language, or religion.
We want your birth to be a safe and empowering experience.
- Treat you with dignity and respect at all times. Our promise is to be worthy of your trust.
- Work with you to learn how we can best support you.
- Give you clear explanations and information in your preferred language so you fully understand and can make the decision that is right for you, when you are ready.
- Respect your cultural values and personal boundaries.
- Welcome and actively involve your support persons, such as family, friends, and doula, as part of your team.
Thank you for trusting UCLA Health and UCLA OBGYN with your maternity care.
We look forward to supporting you and your family through every step of this exciting journey. It is our goal to provide safe, high-quality care for you, your newborn and your family. Our team of skilled and caring doctors, midwives, nurses and staff is committed to providing you with the best possible birth experience. UCLA Health offers maternity care through a fully integrated BirthPlace program with locations at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.
The BirthPlace offers a comprehensive educational program to help improve your birthing experience and ease your transition to parenthood. Our program includes a variety of prenatal and postpartum classes as well as BirthPlace tours.
We are pleased to provide you with pregnancy educational materials for every stage of your pregnancy. The “My Pregnancy: Weeks 1-20” and “My Pregnancy: Weeks 21-40” packets include information on what to expect in the weeks ahead, from the schedule of prenatal care to diet and exercise and from perinatal tests and pregnancy symptoms to pain management and discharge planning. These are intended to help prepare you and your family for your pregnancy and the arrival of your baby.
If you have any questions or concerns not addressed in these educational materials, please do not hesitate to reach out to your care team.
My Pregnancy Weeks 1-20: Additional Pregnancy Educational Materials (PDF Files)