Obstetrics

Goodner, Andy Appt: 563-382-2911
Vogel, John Appt: 563-382-2911
Wymer, Sarah Appt: 563-382-2911
Young Johnson, Emily Appt: 563-382-2911
Zittergruen, Lisa Appt: 563-382-2911

OB Providers

Mayo Clinic Health System doctors and midwife who deliver babies at Winneshiek Medical Center:
Andy Goodner, M.D.
John Vogel, D.O.
Sarah Wymer, M.D.
Emily Young Johnson, CNM
Lisa Zittergruen, M.D.

Additional providers who have privileges to deliver babies at Winneshiek Medical Center:

Elizabeth (Libby) Abbas, D.O. – Gundersen Health System
Catherine Nelson, D.O. -Gundersen Health System
Janet Ryan, M.D. – Gundersen Health System
Kristy Schilling, M.D. – Gundersen Health System
Matthew Thompson, D.O. – Gundersen Health System

Should pregnant or breastfeeding moms get the COVID-19 vaccine?  

12/24/2020: Your Mayo Clinic Health System obstetrics team at Winneshiek Medical Center would like to provide you with the most updated information so you can make an informed decision about the vaccine. We’re following the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM). Here are resources that may help with your decision:

I’m Pregnant. Should I get the vaccine? COVID-19 Vaccine Advice for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

SMFM COVID Vaccine Advice if You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

Mayo Clinic FAQs for COVID-19 vaccination (General Information)

Obstetrics at Winneshiek Medical Center

The Winneshiek Medical Center Obstetrics Department offers family-centered care and provides comprehensive obstetric services for families.

Winneshiek Medical Center welcomes more than 250 newborns every year using the combined expertise of a local team of medical professionals, including family medicine physicians, surgeons, a midwife, nurse anesthetists, specially trained obstetric nurses, a lactation consultant and car seat technicians. For high-risk births, families work with their local obstetrical care provider alongside specialists in larger medical facilities equipped to handle possible complications.

Services offered by the OB Department range from childbirth education opportunities, lactation consulting, car seat checks and other health and safety screenings, as well as cultural accommodations.

Learn more about OB services

Preparing for Birth – including car seat safety information and online classes
Your Delivery
After Delivery
Going Home
Security Guidelines
Breastfeeding
Visit the E-nursery


Winneshiek Medical Center offers complimentary aromatherapy for obstetric patients. Aroma (smell) from essential oils may promote relaxation and sleep, relieve pain, ease anxiety or restlessness, reduce nausea or indigestion, relieve headaches/congestion or soothe muscle aches.


Winneshiek Medical Center is a milk collection site for the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa.