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Hi!

My name is Taís Masala

What do babies, cameras, and chocolate have in common?

ME!

I’m a birth doula, postpartum doula, photographer, chocolatier, cook, and organizer. I was born and raised in Brazil, moved through four countries, and now live in Lake Stevens, WA, with my husband, dog Max, and two cats, Silly and Sassy.

I have always been curious about the influence of human dynamics on families. I grew up in Minas Gerais, Brazil, then studied human ecology at the Federal University of Viçosa. After school, I lived in Ireland, Denmark, and the USA — places with very distinct cultural dynamics, which helped to shape my ability to observe and respect the way people live in their natural surroundings. 

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I built my professional foundation on the study of humanity. I have helped people raise their children as a nanny, babysitter, and daycare assistant. I’ve helped farmers raise their flowers, strawberries, pigs, and cows. And, I’ve helped businesses raise their service as a receptionist and office clerk.

 

I was also a chocolatier — because who doesn’t like chocolate? —and have a passion for helping people like me with foreign roots. I’m also a bit of a moving pro; after moving to four countries and over fifteen houses, I get great satisfaction from home organization

 

In 2018, I was challenged to seek a profession that was meaningful, inspiring, and heartwarming. Caring for families couldn't be more fulfilling for me, so here I am. 

 

I have combined my years of diverse knowledge and experience, and now have the opportunity to connect with awesome families, from newborns and new families to surrogates and adoptive parents. 

Which brings me to YOU...

What about you? What kinds of things have shaped your life? How do you see yourself as a new parent? What burning questions do you have as you prepare for this great adventure?

These are the things we’ll talk about when we work together.

I will help you dig deep to find the core values that will define and sustain you with a new baby.

I will see and respect you for who you are and the choices you make.

I will share practical tips for labor, baby care, sleep, relationships, and more.

I will guide you through decision-making — whether it’s what crib to get (or to not get one at all!), when to go to the hospital in labor, or where to find inexpensive baby gear.

I will hold you with compassion and non-judgment when you feel at your weakest, and help you develop the strength and resilience you will need as a parent.

MY CREDENTIALS 

  • Birth Doula and Childbirth Education, March 2019

  • Postpartum Doula Skills workshop, May 2019

  • Supporting Families in Grief, May 2019

  • B.R.A.S for doula workshop, May 2019

  • Rebozo Uses for Pregnancy and Labor, May 2019

  • TENS Unit Training, May 2019

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage, August 2019

  • When Survivors Give Birth, Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women, October 2019

  • Improving Relationships and Communication Breakdowns Using Nonviolent Communication, May 2020

  • Placenta Encapsulation, August 2020

  • Strengthening the Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Team: A Training for Childbirth Professionals, August 20th, 2020

  • Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Basic and Advanced Topics, June 2020

  • Placenta Encapsulation, August, 2020

  • Puerpério e a mãe possível, July 2020 (Postnatal and the possible mother– psychological aspects in how to support during the postpartum process)

  • Formação de Doula e Educação Perinatal, September 2020 (Doula and Childbirth Education training)

  • Authentic and Positive Communication, October 2020

  • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality in a Health Care Setting: Providing Quality Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients, March 2021

  • NAPS Postpartum Doula, April 2021

  • Sleep training, December 2021

  • Foundational Newborn Care Training, February 2022

  • CPR Training, December 2022

  • Birth Photography, April 2023

  • Placenta Print, August 2023

  • Pregnancy and  Infant Loss by Nneka Hall, August 2023

  • Activate Your Inner Jaguar: Somatic Definitions, Foundations and Sessions, September 2023

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