Tara Postpartum Doula + Student Nurse

Tara Dean Postpartum Doula

Tara’s experiences have shown her that each new family’s story is wholly unique, while our deepest needs as parents are universal. She finds joy in helping moms, partners, and babies to thrive as a new unit together. To deepen her understanding of the intricate physiological processes that occur during early parenthood and infancy, she is currently in nursing school with plans to continue supporting families during childbearing year as an RN.

She lights up each time she is offered the privilege of holding a new baby.

Background and Training

Tara has been serving families as a doula, midwifery assistant, and educator since 2009. A Massachusetts native, her passion for maternal and infant health has led her to work with hundreds of families both domestically and abroad.

In 2015, she got to experience the raw wonder of becoming a mother firsthand with the birth of her twin daughters. She has spent the last 2.5 years honing her multitasking skills while caring for young infants and toddlers with medical needs.

  • Certified Postpartum Doula
  • Infant CPR certified
  • Trained Birth Doula (2009)
  • Basic Life Support (ex. 2019)
  • The Matrona Midwifery Program (2012)
  • 500-hr Therapeutic Massage Certification (2011)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Home + Family

Tara lives in the Merrimack Valley with her husband, Patrick, and their twin daughters, Aileen and Fallon (2.5), and their two dogs. When she isn’t studying or working, she can most often be found exploring with her family, writing about motherhood, or upside down on her yoga mat.

Tara works with families in Boston, it's suburbs and Central MA>


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- Maura