Jessica Mascher LMT &  Perinatal Services #MA60468033

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Perinatal Services

*Interviews generally take place at my studio located at the Old Rainier Brewery in Sodo. If this location is an issue I'm happy to accommodate with a convenient coffee shop or library near you. To book your interview please click here

I did my training in 2010 in Portland, OR. Since then I have been very lucky to work with some amazing, powerful, and strong families throughout their perinatal period. I have helped families in their homes, birth centers and at hospitals. I have assisted at unmedicated births, medicated births, C-sections, VBACs, silent births, and hypnobirths. My main priority is to support the birthing person and their partners, if involved, and the decisions they've made for their delivery. 

As your doula, I am working for you, not your caregiver or hospital. Throughout our relationship I will provide the following to the best of my ability:

  • Emotional support, prenatally, throughout labor, and in the early postpartum period.
  • Encouragement and support for laboring woman’s partner to participate at their comfort level.
  • An experienced and objective viewpoint.
  • Assistance in obtaining information in order to make informed decisions.
  • Massage and therapeutic touch to assist in tension reduction, keeping stress mild, and releasing connective tissue restrictions that could be impacting labor. 
  • Ideas for position changes to allow for comfort and ideal positioning of baby throughout labor and for delivery. 
  • To facilitate communication between the laboring woman (couple) and healthcare providers.
  • Suggestions and techniques to enhance labor and ease pain.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • Postpartum Support
  • I do NOT provide medical advice

Birth Doula Package:
I offer multiple birth doula package options. They are as follows: 
Tier 1 Package: $1,200. Includes birth doula services only. 2 prenatal visits, unlimited phone and email support, on-call availability from 38 weeks until baby arrives, presence throughout labor and delivery and immediately postpartum, and one post-birth visit within 1 week following delivery. 
Tier 2 Package: $1,400. Includes everything listed above as well as two 90-minute massages in my studio located in Sodo OR 7 hours of postpartum doula services (two 3.5-hour shifts). 
Tier 3 Package: $1,700. Everything mentioned in the Tier 1 package, 2 90-minute in studio massages AND 10 hours of postpartum doula support.

Postpartum Doula Package (Offered Newborn-3 months):
1 phone or in person interview
One 60 minute prenatal infant preparedness home visit, if desired
Support with hands-on babycare
Babywearing, diapering, and feeding education
Research and information assistance
Support with household chores
Sleep support
Cost: $35/hour

Breast Massage:
Breast massage is offered to any and all of my clients, perinatal or not, but is wonderful for those who are currently nursing. Breast massage can help build supply and keeps ducts clear, reducing the chance of clogged ducts or mastitis.