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Deana Andersen-Tennant

Certified Multiples Specialist, Lactation Educator, Child Proofer, Safety Educator, and Lead of Postpartum 

I'm thrilled to connect with you as a seasoned doula with a deep passion for postpartum support. Over my extensive career spanning more than three decades, I've had the honor of working closely with diverse families, each with their own unique needs and dreams. I firmly believe that just as families are distinct, the value of postpartum support and the role of doulas also vary, adapting to the beautifully individual journeys we embark upon.

With five wonderful children of my own, including both identical twins and boy/girl twins, I understand firsthand the challenges and joys that come with welcoming multiples into your life. My personal experiences have deepened my empathy and insight, allowing me to provide a level of understanding that resonates with families in similar situations.

My educational background further fuels my dedication to supporting families. Armed with an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education, I am equipped to offer expert guidance tailored to your child's developmental stages and unique needs. As a Certified Child Proofer and Safety Educator, I am committed to creating secure environments for your little ones to thrive.

One of my passions lies in helping families navigate the world of breastfeeding. With a Certified Lactation Educator designation, I empower you with the knowledge and confidence to nurture your baby through breastfeeding. Multiples, in particular, hold a special place in my heart, and I have honed my skills as a Multiples Specialist to ensure that both you and your babies receive the personalized care you deserve.

My journey has taken me through countless homes, where I've had the privilege of working with families and their precious newborns. Specializing in twins, triplets, and even quadruplets, I've witnessed the unique dynamics that come with multiple births. Additionally, my expertise extends to assisting families dealing with preemies, postpartum depression, sibling adjustment, and various problem-solving scenarios. Whatever challenges you're facing, know that I'm here to support you every step of the way.

Listening is at the core of my approach. I firmly believe that by lending an attentive ear, I can truly understand your needs and desires. It's not about offering cookie-cutter solutions; it's about tailoring my guidance to suit your family's distinct journey. Your dreams and goals become my mission, and together, we'll create a plan that makes your transition into parenthood smoother and more enjoyable.

Currently, I'm privileged to take on the role of head of placement for our Night Nannies and Post-baby Doulas. I'm dedicated to assembling a team that embodies the same passion and commitment to supporting families that I hold dear.

Thank you for considering me as your partner in this incredible journey. Let's work together to make your postpartum experience as fulfilling and joyful as it can be.

Deana Andersen-Tennant

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