Obstetrics / Maternity

In order to create a very satisfying birth experience, we help you plan for that special delivery. We understand the birth experience can be overwhelming; therefore, we will provide you with information about pregnancy, delivery and care after delivery for you and your baby.

The Wayne County Hospital Obstetrics Department delivers more babies than nearly all Iowa hospitals our size. Our experienced obstetrics team includes board-certified physicians, a certified nurse midwife and team of specially trained and experienced OB nurses.

At Wayne County Hospital, our goal is to help you feel more confident about caring for your newborn and your new role as a parent. This is your special time, and in order to make your stay pleasant, a comfortable, supportive and caring environment will be provided. We want to help you during each step of pregnancy and are happy to answer any questions you may have along the way. We are here to ensure you receive optimal care. Thank you for letting us be a part of this special event.

Our mothers relax in modern birthing suites with personalized care and a variety of pain management options, including epidurals and aquatherapy.

Meet Our Team

Additional Services

PreNatal Classes

Taught by RNs with extensive maternity experience.
Classes are FREE and are held from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the hospital conference room.  This is a series of classes with a different topic each night.

To register, contact: Ruthi Wagler, RN Lwagler@waynecountyhospital.org, 641.872.2260 ext:5342

Winter/Spring Session
February 22, 29, March 7

Summer Session
June 13, 20, 27

Fall Session
October 10, 17, 24

Class times and dates are subject to change.

Emmy Davis, Certified Nurse Midwife, preparing one of the little ones to go home!

Emmy Davis, Certified Nurse Midwife, preparing one of the little ones to go home!

Breastfeeding Classes

March 12, July 2, October 29
Classes are FREE and held from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. We have a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) on staff available to answer questions and assist with the breastfeeding process.
Class times and dates are subject to change.


For more information on our Obstetrics / Maternity Service and to schedule a tour please call 641-872-2260 ext 5342 or email lWagler@waynecountyhospital.org.