Tlazohteotl is a Nahuatl word. Tlazoh means love and teotl means spirit. Tlazohteotl translates to the love spirit. Tlazol means filth, therefore, Tlazolteotl is the spirit who eats filth, cleanses the soul, and purifies. A common image of Tlazolteotl is when she is squatting in a birth-giving posture. Also, Tlazolteotl represents the warrior women who give life, mother earth, ritual cleansing, childbirth, fertility, sexuality, and is associated with the moon. Tlazolteotl is the protector of midwives/doctors, doulas, and Moms-to-be.
What is a Doula?
As a birth doula, I accompany women in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I completed my training with DONA International. I draw on my professional training, knowledge and experience to provide you with advocacy, emotional, informational, physical, and partner support. I am independent and self-employed. As your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital. I am a birth and postpartum doula and I provide my services throughout Queens, Long Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and in parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. I look forward to supporting you in the transition to parenthood.