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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
    After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days

    With a household of eight to care for and a fulltime job, the last thing Tami O’Day of Oskaloosa was making time for was herself. Tami thought her m…

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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
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Provider Focus

FowlerHeadshotJeffrey Fowler, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler is an OB/GYN at MHP who specializes in the obstetrical and gynecological care for women through every stage of life.

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29 September 2016
Some dates are hard to forget…birthdays, anniversaries, major holidays, significant life events…but what about dates for health screenings? Unfortunately, those do get forgotten or put off and they shouldn’t! Just like you mark your calendars for events you look forward to, you should also mark it for events that can save your life! Ladies, I’m talking to you, if your calendar is only filled with your family’s activities and your annual mammogram...
22 September 2016
You’ve heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but what about prediabetes? When your blood sugar levels are high but not quite high enough to qualify as type 2 diabetes, you may be diagnosed with prediabetes. So what in the world does that mean? Well, according to MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice, it’s not a sentence for type 2 diabetes! In fact, this diagnosis is a great opportunity to look at your health and make adjustments before developing dia...

Prenatal Classes

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“A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” 
- Eda J. Le Shan
Patients delivering at Mahaska Health Partnership are welcome to attend as many prenatal classes as they wish, free of charge. It’s just one of the ways we hope to help you and your partner feel more confident and comfortable as you embark on this new beginning.

Since we recognize that each family’s needs are different, we offer classes on request, in addition to our regular classes. Regular classes include Prenatal & Lamaze (covering prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum and baby care) and Breastfeeding. Additional classes available upon request include Sibling Class and a Lamaze Refresher Course. All classes are available on the MHP campus.

To register, click on the links below or contact Chyann Vroegh, Birthing Center Director, at 641.672.3231 or birthingclasses@mahaskahealth.org.

These classes are offered at various times throughout the year. Click “register” for upcoming dates.

Prenatal & Lamaze  Participants learn prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum and baby care. Includes snacks and a tour of our new Birthing Center! Classes meet for two evenings from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

Click here to register.

Prenatal and Lamaze Weekend – The Prenatal and Lamaze class is condensed into a one day session with an included lunch. Classes meet on one Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

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Breastfeeding  Taught by MHP's Board Certified Lactation Counselor, this class is a must for anyone considering breastfeeding. Tips and techniques for breastfeeding are reviewed as well as how to prevent, recognize and manage possible difficulties. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Snacks are provided.

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Additional Classes Upon Request – We offer additional educational opportunities on an 'as needed' basis, since we recognize that each family has different circumstances. These sessions last approximately one hour each. To request one of the following courses, please email birthingclasses@mahaskahealth.org with your contact information, along with the classes you wish to attend, and a nurse will contact you.

  • Sibling Class
  • Lamaze Refresher Course