A closer look into the birth of Yoni with Yani
Pregnancy and birth can be a joyous but complicated time in a woman’s life. One professional every woman should have on her birth team is a doula. Birth and postpartum doulas are trained professionals who provide support for pregnant women and new mothers. They advocate for their clients and allow them to take their time and help them make informed decisions that unexpectedly arise during childbirth and postpartum. Doulas can assist with talking out options for birth interventions like pain medication and emergency tools used by obstetricians as well as guide mothers through the birthing process with breathing techniques and ways to distress. Doulas can also provide emotional support during and after birth and can assist with breastfeeding.
Yanique Mais of Yoni with Yani is a certified holistic doula who offers birth and postpartum services for expectant and new mothers. After several years of working as a registered nurse in emergency rooms, including during this current pandemic, Mais saw the racial disparities that affect Black and Latina mothers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), black and WOC are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.
Mais wanted to be on the front end of this disparity and advocate for women in order to reduce the number of maternal deaths in Black and Latino communities. She started Yoni with Yani in order to be a resource for expectant mothers who need additional support, and ultimately, help them have a safe and healthy pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience.
You can follow Mais on her journey to help women and book her services on her Instagram or Twitter @yoniwithyani.
By. Sally Espinosa