We in the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology acknowledge and are deeply concerned regarding the disparities in the healthcare of women, particularly those of under-represented minorities. We recognize that the basis of this disparity is long-standing and sadly has its roots in racism and injustice against people of color, especially Black, Latino and Native American people. We concur with the statements released by other organizations that include National Medical Association (NMA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Society of Family Planning (SFP), and American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). We are committed as a department to identifying underlying implicit and explicit biases and eliminating them from our department in all areas including clinical service, research, and education.
Each August we recognize World Breastfeeding Week to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year, in particular, many parents have questions about breastfeeding during a pandemic. Two UCLA Health experts – Georgann Abraham, RN, a lactation consultant and Radhika Rible, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of UCLA OBGYN – provide advice on the best ways to access breastfeeding support during the pandemic. UCLA Connect >
The BirthPlace Westwood and the BirthPlace Santa Monica are comprehensive maternity centers that provide private rooms, family-centered care and offer a wide range of services to make your birthing experience an event to cherish. More BirthPlace Information >
My Pregnancy: Weeks 1-20 >
My Pregnancy: Weeks 21-40 >
Meet the Labor and Delivery Team at the UCLA BirthPlace! Join us on Wednesday, August 12th from 6-7 PM for a virtual open house with the labor and delivery teams at the UCLA BirthPlace in Westwood and Santa Monica. Meet a few of our obstetrics doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists, and find out what to expect when you give birth at UCLA. This live webinar will also provide the opportunity for questions and answers with our expert team. Registration is required: UCLAOBGYNRegistration@mednet.ucla.edu.
Giving to UCLA Obstetrics & Gynecology - UCLA OBGYN counts on your generous support to sustain our innovative programs, allowing us to provide exceptional gynecologic and obstetric health care for women by emphasizing the whole patient. Giving >
Webinar: Drs. Yalda Afshar and Rashmi Rao, UCLA OBGYN high risk obstetrics doctors, provide an overview of COVID-19, how best to stay healthy, and what it means for pregnant women and babies.
FAQ's Coronavirus (COVID-19) >
Fertility Services information >
UCLA Health COVID-19 information >
PRIORITY Study >
Gynecologic Cancer Care & COVID-19 >
UCLA OBGYN wants you to know that we are doing everything possible to ensure your health and safety during this unusual time. Given the concerns about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are scheduling or rescheduling many clinic visits as “telemedicine visits,” which can be conducted from home. For more information > To schedule an appointment, call 310-794-7274.