312 9th Street SW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

(319) 352-4120

Birthing Center

We provide a family-centered approach to the birthing process in comfortable, home-like rooms featuring:

  • Private suites with whirlpool tubs
  • Personalized nursing care
  • Advanced security system
  • Sleeper sofas for support person
  • Flexible meal choices and serving times
  • Certified breastfeeding educators & certified lactation consultant – call (319) 483-1330 to make an appointment 

Prepare for your Visit

Prenatal Classes: Classes are held every 6 weeks on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carstensen-Gruben (CG) Room and cost $35. Wear comfortable clothing and bring one or two pillows.

Breastfeeding Classes: Classes are held every 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carstensen-Gruben (CG) Room and cost $15. Certified breastfeeding educators will review basic principles and what to expect when breastfeeding. Significant others are encouraged to attend.

To check available dates and times and to register, please call (319) 352-4953.

Delivering Providers

Shannon Lau

Shannon Lau, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

M Michele Martins

M. Michele Martins, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stephen Styron

Stephen Styron, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

LaDawna Myrmo

LaDawna Myrmo, CNM


Contact Us
Phone: (319) 352-4953
Fax: (319) 483-4078
Manager: Brenda Poppens, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Find Us
312 9th Street SW

Waverly, Iowa 50677

Our birthing center is located on the third floor of our Centennial Pavilion.

Milk Collection Site
WHC is a milk collection site for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa.


Breastfeeding Support Group
First Thursday of each month
1 to 2 p.m.
Carstensen-Gruben Room (use Orange Lot/Entrance)