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Our Team

Janna Grapperhaus, CPM

 owner, staff midwife  

The mother of four born-at-home children, Janna began attending women in childbirth in 1996. Over the past 15 years, she has served birthing women and their families in many capacities including childbirth educator, doula, assistant midwife, and primary midwife. She has had the privilege of working with and learning from fifteen different midwives and has attended births in hospital, birth center and home settings.

Janna has extensively studied the use of complementary therapies such as water-birth, reflexology, TENS, acupressure, herbs, homeopathy, massage, use of essential oils, and optimal maternal and fetal positioning in order to help birthing women achieve comfort & relaxation during their labors. She is trained in Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education (the Mongan method)

and offers both group & private Hypnobirthing classes. 

About me :

I am the great-granddaughter of midwives and a natural-born nurturer. I strive to bring to birth a tranquility born from a deep trust in the birthing process and a confidence that every mother is capable of safely giving birth to her baby. I am honored to have worked with so many wonderful families and am forever in awe at the amazing strength & ability that birthing women possess.

*All of our midwives and assistants are certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and in Adult/Child CPR and are licensed by the Virginia board of Medicine.

Adrienne Uphoff, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

Adrienne Uphoff has been helping mothers and babies breastfeed since 2002 and has more than seven years experience breastfeeding her own children. She is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, a founding member of Breastfeeding USA, and a longtime local and Professional Liaison volunteer for La Leche League International. She has also worked as a doula, tutor, and rape crisis volunteer counselor, and is both a midwifery and pre-medical student. Adrienne will offer breastfeeding classes and lactation consultant services through the birth center.

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