Reclaiming Health and Wellness for Black Births

EMBRACE is a clinical program developed to give Black mothers and Black pregnant people an opportunity to receive prenatal care from an intentional angle of racial consciousness.

EMBRACE asserts a deliberate and unapologetic stance around holding Black mothers, Black pregnant people and their families with a model of care where social and economic factors that affect their health can be identified and addressed.

Our principle goals are:

  1. To sustain and support the creation of Black lives with transformative and holistic wellness
  2. To reclaim cultural wisdom and integrate it in modern, systemic health care as an option for birthing Black families so that the beginning of their mothering and parenting is done with a conscious and empowered choice.

EMBRACE perinatal care includes:

  • Village building with other Black families
  • Race-concordant care
  • Culturally specific & relevant conversations
  • Integrated behavioral healthcare
  • Mindfulness (through meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and indigenous rituals)
  • Extension of care up to 1 year postpartum

Interested in receiving EMBRACE perinatal care?

We are currently at capacity and are not enrolling new patients for the EMBRACE perinatal care.

We are accepting referrals for :

Black Mama's Meet Up - Every other Friday, 10:30am-12pm *A virtual postpartum group for Black Mamas with children up to age 3

Dadicated - Every Friday, 4:45pm - 5:45pm *Group for Black Fathers who are currently expecting a child, recently had a child, and or has a young child up to 3 years old

H.E.A.L. Villages

Virtual Groups Pregnancy Loss - Monthly, 2nd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm *For Black-identified persons who have experienced a miscarriage; experienced stillborn loss; have undergone abortion

Fertility Journeys - Monthly, 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm *For Black-identified persons who are currently undergoing fertility treatment - medical or holistic; have been trying for a pregnancy for over 1 year 


If you are interested in race-concordant prenatal care at UCSF, you can learn more about the providers at

The Black Wellness Clinic

EMBRACE Black Wellness

Since 2018, the University of California San Francisco has piloted EMBRACE, an innovative group care program that was developed specifically for Black pregnant people.

EMBRACE Black Care

All Black Everything: Race-Concordant and Intra-disciplinary Care Team. Embracing Black Families, One Birth at a Time.


We welcome you to a journey of love as we support you in the birthing of your child. We welcome you to EMBRACE.



“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” -June Jordan

Read about VP Harris' recent visit with the EMBRACE program


This program is solely funded through philanthropy so every gift is greatly appreciated.