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Mahaska Health welcomes

Baby Archie!

Local mom highlights moments of joy at Mahaska Health, from Maternity Care to Family Medicine.

Abby Huber and her husband Cody Huber of What Cheer, Iowa have welcomed two beautiful babies into their lives at the ‘Iowa Center of Excellence,’ Mahaska Health Birthing Center.

Having been recommended by a friend to receive maternity care at Mahaska Health, she was first introduced to the health system in 2021, when they welcomed Harper Huber into the world. Since then, Abby and her whole family have transitioned their care to Mahaska Health: mom, dad, children, and babies on the way have all been treated by the compassionate physicians at Mahaska Health.

Abby’s first experience in maternity care stood out to her because of the incredibly personable, sincere, and attentive care they received from Dr. Richmond. She recounts her initial meeting with Dr. Richmond as her being put to ease by his professionalism, friendliness, and caring demeanor.

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“Throughout the entire process, Dr. Richmond showed that he cared in the small ways: by listening intently and looking at me in the eye. He also showed he cared in big ways: by following up with us regularly, working with our scheduling needs, and being really communicative and present through our journey.”

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Abby maintains many reasons she’s happy with her choice to receive maternity care for her recently delivered baby Archie at Mahaska Health. Most notably, the supportive, fun, and respectful nurses in the Birthing Center made her visits a lot more enjoyable than one would think while having a baby!

“I was so surprised that I even got a fancy meal to celebrate! It felt homey. The Birth Center didn’t feel like a hospital. It was really roomy, they offered me soft robes, and made sure I was comfortable. It was so helpful to not feel like I was pushed into a tin can. I got to labor, deliver, and recover in the same room – with such amazing nurses and staff.”

All in all, Abby couldn’t share enough of her gratitude to the doctors and nurses for being such an important part of her family’s lives. “When we bring our kids in, they also ask us how we are, and if we need anything. We feel truly cared for.”

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Mahaska Health congratulates

Abby and Cody on the arrival of their newest family member, Archie, and extends sincere thanks for being a part of our wonderful community.

Our Team is here to deliver exceptional care for you and your baby!

Families in our community have been bringing joy to our Care Teams for generations – and it is such a privilege to care for you and your family! Our Team of Mahaska Health OB Physicians have the experience and ability to handle every situation. From preconception health and the first prenatal visit to labor and delivery and postpartum care, our physicians provide care that mothers can count on.

Mahaska Health has been awarded the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care with expertise in delivering exceptional specialty care for our patients and their families.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Designated Blue Distinction Center+ Maternity Center

Our Family is Focused on Yours

Whether this is your first pregnancy or you have years of experience, we’re here for you throughout your journey. We have an outstanding team of board-certified obstetricians and nurses, specialists and care teams – all dedicated to you and your family!

Our Mahaska Health care teams and expert surgical services teams are committed to your comfort and offers mothers several options for pain management during delivery – including epidurals. Every mom-to-be imagines what their ideal deliver experience looks like. At the Mahaska Health Birthing Center – we are devoted to making it exactly the way you want it. We listen—and work with you to create the best possible birth experience, more lasting memories, and more reassurance, with our board certified OB physicians and maternity Nurses. Together– delivering wonderful birthdays like no other. Our state of the art birthing center was developed around a family-centered philosophy, and the care and services that we provide for you, your baby, and your family. Learn more about our state-of-the-art Birthing Center and OB Team here!

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Maternity Care & Birthing Center

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We are here for you!

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Same Day Appointments Available


*We always have on-call providers and nurses available 24/7 for your needs. Our Mahaska Health Hospital campus remains open every day – 24/7 for Labor, Delivery and Maternity Care.

Expert care from your first visit to delivery.

Our Maternity Care Team at Mahaska Health is compassionate, caring and here to deliver exceptional care for you and your baby! Mahaska Health has been recognized by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield through their Blue Distinction Specialty Care program as a Blue Distinction Center+. Blue Distinction Centers+ are healthcare facilities recognized for their expertise in delivering exceptional specialty care for our patients and their families.