Homebirth Fund

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I was planning on a homebirth, but I was just notified that my insurance will ONLY cover a hospital birth. We are 3 weeks away from delivery (possibly less).

This is my third birth and the first two were at home, in the sweat lodge, because that is part of my Indigenous traditions and heritage. I am Wixarika/Mexika and Xicana; the temazkal (sweat lodge) is traditional in Mexico for healing, ceremony, prayer and birthing.

This GoFundMe will cover my midwife's fees and allow me to birth in the sweat lodge again!

I would love to see the community get together and support one more homebirth because they are already very scarce in the U.S. Even though I assist women in hospital births as a Certified Doula, I believe every woman has the right to choose a hospital or homebirth. I choose a homebirth and I hope this campaign can make it a reality for me.

Please donate and share, spread the word! 
Mexika Tiahui!


A- $1 to $49 - A huge thank you and many blessings for you and your family from my family. Any dollar helps!

B- $50 to $74 - Much gratitude and a copy of my book "Blooming Flower, Shooting Star" (a novel for young adults)

C- $75 to $99- Much gratitude and a brief summary of your Tonalamatl with the day, year and names that correspond to you. A Tonalamatl is a study of your birth and life based on the Mexika Calendar.

D-  $100 to $149 - Much gratitude and a copy of my second book "Decolonizing Nahua/Mexica/Aztec Children's Literature" (my dissertation analyzing K-8th grade children's literature on Mexica culture)

E- $150 to $274 - Much gratitude and a piece of jade, obsidian or coral necklace made by me. Or a beaded necklace from South America. 

F- $275 to $349 - Much gratitude and I will encapsulate a placenta for you or someone else in the New York City area. (I am a certified placenta encapsulator).

G- $350 to $499 - Much gratitude and a hand made and hand painted ceremonial drum. 

H- $500 to $1,000- Much gratitude and depending on the amount you gift, I could make a ceremonial fan with 7 to 13 macaw feathers, or your own feathers.

I- $2,000 - Much gratitude and any of the items from A through G. 

J- $3,000 + - Much gratitude and any two items from A through H.

Hugs to you all!

  • Emily Koritz 
    • $25 
    • 73 mos
  • Sunder Ashni 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 75 mos
  • Jackie Ryan 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • liz neves 
    • $20 
    • 75 mos
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Yaocihuatzin Phd Doula Tlazohteotl 
Forest Hills, NY
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