CNM, MSN, MPH
Meet Janna Stults, CNM, MSN, MPH
Janna’s journey to become a Certified Nurse Midwife started during her studies for her master’s degree in Public Health. Janna learned that research consistently supports the fact that midwives provide high-quality maternal and newborn care. That care contributes to improved health outcomes in communities, which fueled her passion to pursue an advanced practice nursing degree in midwifery.
Janna’s impressive education background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Western Washington University, a Master of Public Health from A.T. Still University, and a Master of Science in Nursing (Midwifery) from Seattle University. She has a background in research and considers herself a lifelong learner. She enjoys reading newly published research and clinical guidelines from a variety of disciplines and applying new knowledge to her practice. She enjoys her involvement in the greater midwifery community, attending educational conferences, and participating in advocacy efforts. Janna is also an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and participates in local chapter meetings. She has volunteered for the Willow Wish Foundation, helping fundraise for community birth scholarships. She also serves as a preceptor for student nurse midwives.
Janna has served families in hospital and community-based birth settings, providing full scope midwifery care including primary, gynecologic, prenatal, birth, postpartum, lactation and newborn care. Janna strongly believes that everyone deserves respect, compassion, and a voice in the care they receive.
As a nurse midwife, she believes her role is to provide information and guidance to empower childbearing families to make informed decisions about their health and body. She values providing care based on respect for normal physiologic processes, the best available evidence, informed consent, and introducing intervention and technology only when necessary.
Janna is from the Pacific Northwest; she grew up in the Seattle area. She is married and has two daughters who were both caught by midwives at a freestanding birth center. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors exploring parks, hiking, and swimming.