A Bay Area woman has turned her tragedy into a source of support for other mothers who have lost a baby.
Maya Waller, founder and president of the non-profit Mace Anthony Williamson Foundation in St.
Petersburg, started the organization in honor of her son who was stillborn during birth and delivery in 2017.
The foundation provides free dual support for pregnant women, which involves emotional and physical care throughout the prenatal period, childbirth, and postpartum period, as well as emotional support in the event of infant loss or significant medical issues with a newborn.
Doulas usually charge between $1,300 to $3,000 for their services, but the foundation is funded through donations and sponsorships.
Maya hopes to leave a footprint of change in the lives of families and is calling on the community to support her cause.
The foundation hosted its first Community baby shower to honor moms that have experienced loss and are currently expecting.
Maya’s strength and experience make her an ideal candidate to provide this kind of support to other mothers.