When Sarah and John Stice of Ottumwa found out they were pregnant with their first child, the obvious choice for obstetrical care was local. “We originally began our care in Ottumwa, but I was turned off at my first appointment,” Sarah explained. “The doctor doesn’t see you right away and I decided I wanted to go elsewhere, so I called MHP.”
Bryon and Christy Bellinger are the proud parents of 11-year-old Terryk, and recently welcomed George Ivan, born July 5, 2016. They wouldn’t have dreamed of having him anywhere but their home community.
Janean and Derek Wedeking know the value of family, both personally and professionally.
“Children are a gift who can complement your life and come along for the ride,” a parenting philosophy that Katie and Jesse Johnston live by.
Adam Patrick Peterson was born at 3:16 pm on Jan. 3, 2016, making him Mahaska Health Partnership’s 2016 New Year’s Baby.
Childbirth is an exciting time full of changes, emotions and feelings. For some moms, these changes can be difficult. Molly Pregon, an art teacher for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont schools, was no exception.
Kelsey Nevins of Drakesville delivered her first child, Ethan, now age 2, at a hospital in the area. When she and her husband, Matt, found out they were expecting a second child, she started with a different doctor until she was approximately 12 weeks pregnant.
For Katy and Austin Van Wyk of Oskaloosa, the news of their first pregnancy was nothing short of exciting. The choice of where to go for pregnancy care was automatic; based on past experience and convenience.
Allison and Joel Stout of Oskaloosa were in awe of their baby when they saw the little one up close and personal at their 21-week ultrasound.
For some, choosing the place to deliver your baby can be a daunting task. For Lydia and Brett Mihalovich of Cincinnati, Iowa, the choice was easy.
Danette Meyer of Sigourney works full time, is a wife and mom of four. She knows what she needs and wants in a healthcare experience. For her fifth pregnancy, she decided she wanted care closer to home.
For her second pregnancy, Jes Morrison knew she wanted to deliver at MHP again. After visiting with a friend, she chose OB/GYN Dr. Jeffrey Fowler to be her delivering physician. He joined the health system in July 2012.