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About Us

We are the Birth Collective of Dubuque. We serve clients within an hour radius of the Dubuque area. We are comprised of a wide array of backgrounds as well as services. We have Professionals trained in Birth Preparation, Childbirth Support and Postpartum Guidance . We have come together to build a birth community within our community. We know how important birth is and the lasting impression it can have on a mama's life. We pride ourselves on providing a positive, supportive presence in our community through the services that we offer. 

We're honored to be your go to for birth and postpartum support.


Andrea Grace, LMT Doula

Licensed Massage Therapist,

Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

Hi! I am Andrea Grace, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Holistic Doula and Midwife student. 

I have been a Doula for 15 years, driven by my own empowering birth experience.  I believe that when a woman is well supported during her labor and births her baby with confidence,  it sows the seeds for more empowered mothering. 

I have also been a licensed massage therapist for 12 years, offering many modalities including prenatal massage. 

Through my work, much like the work of The Birth Collective, I strive to shine the light on awareness, advocacy, education, support, resources, and especially community.

I am currently studying for my midwife board exam. Upon passing, I will earn Certified Professional Midwife status. I intend to license in both Wisconsin and now Iowa, where CPM's were recently granted license to practice in the State of Iowa. 

Right now, I am enjoying being off call. But I also enjoy hiking, friends, live music, embarrassing my teenage son just for being myself and searching the tri-states for the best Indian food. 


Please reach out with any questions about my services or how The Birth Collective can guide you to find what you need.

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Riley Andrews, LMHC, LPC

Perinatal Mental Health Therapist, Brainspotting Therapist


Licensed Mental Health Therapist

As the mama of two young kiddos, who is also coping with life’s transitions, I’ve made it my mission to help mamas thrive throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey, ensuring a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for years to come.

During my first maternity leave, I thought to myself, if I can help mamas manage their mental health and wellbeing (so they don't have to feel like I do right now), I can prevent kiddos from ever needing to come to see me. So, with that epiphany, I became fully trained to work with Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.

Being a mama is hard. Being a mama who raises emotionally intelligent kids can feel impossible, especially when we are not at our best. I will guide you to find your better than best so that you can raise your littles to be their strongest selves.

It is always an honor to work with a mama who recognizes the importance of filling her cup to be able to pour fully into her family. Thank you for being here for yourself and for your family. I can't wait to see you flourishing, Mama.

Here's how to connect:

Instagram - @rileykandrews

Facebook - @restoringwellnessdbq

Email -


Stephanie Grutz, ARNP, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner 


Stephanie is a board certified family nurse practitioner, specializing in integrative medicine. She was born and raised in Dubuque and loves watching the constant growth and transformation of this City. She is excited to be back in town with a newly built clinic (Balance Integrative Health & Wellness), and is excited to work with other providers in the community to make Dubuque one of the healthiest places to live!

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Lacy Knipper, M.Ed., AAHCC, CBE

Birth Specialist, Certified Birth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, & Doula


During my first pregnancy, my husband and I enrolled in a quality, independent birth class that completely changed my experience of pregnancy and helped me have a beautiful, supported, natural birth. Now, after 4 beautiful births, I can look back and pinpoint moments in each of my babies’ births that things likely would have gone very differently without those classes. The specific knowledge and techniques we gained through those classes were so valuable that I knew I wanted to share this information with other families. I became a certified birth educator, prenatal yoga instructor, and doula and began supporting families as they prepare to meet their babies.

Now having served hundreds of families, I continue to see the difference this kind of preparation makes. I am committed to empowering mamas and their partners to walk through pregnancy, birth, and beyond feeling confident, informed, supported, and working as a team.

As the owner of Wonderfully Made Birth Services, I would be honored to support you and help you navigate your birthing journey through private consultation, high-quality birth classes and workshops, prenatal yoga, birth planning, and doula services - preparing your mind and body for a more comfortable and efficient birth.


Dr. Mickie Yager, DC, CACCP


Dr. Mickie is a family practice chiropractor, with an emphasis on pediatric and perinatal care. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and certification in pediatric and perinatal care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.

Dr. Mickie’s CACCP certificate is designed to enhance her knowledge in adjusting techniques, evaluation, and assessment of different stages of development: from pregnancy, birth, infancy and throughout childhood.

Dr. Mickie practices several gentle, hands-on chiropractic techniques and is certified in the Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in a woman's pelvis.

Dr. Mickie is honored to be caring for families in the tri-state area at her family practice in Dubuque, Iowa.


For more information on Dr. Mickie Yager DC, CACCP please visit her website at or call her office at (563)-291-3620

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Becky Franzen IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Hi, I'm Becky Franzen, IBCLC!
My passion for supporting and encouraging breastfeeding moms comes from 
my own experience of breastfeeding my four girls.  I can truly say that the breastfeeding challenges I had changed my life, since I was inspired to earn my master’s degree in women’s health and wellness with a focus in lactation so I could become an IBCLC and offer more services to 
families!  I continue to do frequent continuing education, conferences, and classes to broaden and deepen my knowledge so I can provide excellent guidance to all moms. Women are often in the most vulnerable time in their life when they schedule a lactation consultation.  I embrace that time by offering a calm, listening presence where women know they are heard, supported, and 
encouraged.  Together, we create a plan for success, whether that is breastfeedin
g, exclusive pumping, bottle-feeding, or a combination of those things.

My private practice, Brave Breastfeeding, serves the tri-state area and offers private one-on-one consultations, prenatal breastfeeding classes and private sessions, and flange fittings in my office in Dubuque and through home visits in Wisconsin and Illinois.  I also offer a free breastfeeding/pumping support group at Statera Integrated Health and Wellness.  I specialize in flange fittings for moms, supporting babies with tongue and lip tie issues and low weight gain, and love seeing moms 
be successful on their breastfeeding journey! 


See my website, for more information or pm me. I look forward to 
talking with you!

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Kelly Rolwes

Birth Doula,

Certified Lactation Specialist

Kelly has wanted to be a mom for as long as she can remember. Kelly had such positive experiences with her own labor and deliveries, and she wishes to help others feel confident and empowered through their journeys. Kelly’s non-judgmental care and compassion will help families await the special Birth Day and feel secure as they settle in as a family! Kelly loves to celebrate life, and every day is an adventure! She resides on their family farm with her husband, Joe, of 19 years, and their five children.
Their children are their most precious blessings! Kelly’s favorite quote is “I still remember when I prayed for all the things I have now.”

Kelly just recently earned a Certification as a Lactation Specialist, she now offers home visits to moms in need. 

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Dr. Leslie Kremer

Birth Healing Specialist

Offering over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist with a specialization in pelvic health. 
Combining multiple specializations including pelvic floor therapy, spinning babies, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation.
Dr. Leslie received her MS PT degree from Clarke College in 2002 and Doctor of PT degree in 2013
through Des Moines University. When she is not in the clinic she enjoys walking, biking, running, pilates, and yoga. She lives with her husband and daughters. 

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