Metztli Lopez Torres is a Mexican sobadora, doula, childbirth and certified lactation educator, anthropologist, feminist, mom, sister, daughter, friend, advocate of women’s rights and environmentalist.
She gained her first knowledge and experience with the rural women of Mexico (mujeres del campo) that shared their knowledge about pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and newborn care. She learned to use traditional medicine like herbs, massages and food to heal herself and her baby. Because of that, she found her true vocation, to provide services during all stages of women’s life based on relationship with their female body. That was the way that Luna Mamá was born in the rain forest of Veracruz in 2012.
During the Summit Metztli Lopez Torres will be hosting a session on the 23rd of September, at 1 PM (EST):
Nurturing Young Mothers, following Ancient Traditions: Mesoamerican Postpartum Food.
Metztli offers ancient postpartum ceremonies, birth support and handmade herbal mixes for new mothers, which you can find on her website.