Support Through the Ebb and Flow of the Childbearing Year
If you're pregnant or have recently been pregnant, I'll bet you could use a little TLC.
I'm Jasper, and I provide massage to pregnant and postpartum clients, attend births as a labor doula, and prepare placenta medicine for new parents. I am also a homebirth midwife, so you know my focus is on serving your family during the childbearing year. It may sound like I offer a lot of different services, but they're all just different aspects of what I do: care for growing babies and growing families.
I love my job. I get to witness every client's experience as unique and learn something new from everyone. I get to be present with families in the midst of monumental change and intense emotion, whether they're excited or terrified or both, and make a lasting difference for them. I get to attend births, help pregnant folks and meet families with brand-new babies, and go home smiling at the end of the day.I'm also super queer. My focus and passion are working with the queer community. I work closely with the only other trans CPM in Portland: we offer free/at cost Pap smears, STI testing, and wellness exams for AFAB trans and genderqueer people. When I start midwifing for real, I will be offering queer-focused preconception counseling, at home IUIs, and queer and trans-competent perinatal care and homebirths. I also offer massages for non-pregnant queer and trans folks.
Another aspect of care I provide is supporting healthy pelvic floor muscles, in anyone with a pelvis, regardless of birth history, gender, or anatomy. I feel really called toward this work, and it fits really well with my background as a midwife and massage therapist. My approach to pelvic floor treatment is gentle and multi-faceted, including external and internal manual techniques, muscle reactivation and retraining, and relaxation. This work is also generally done in your own home. Read more about my pelvic floor services.