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Katy Maker, Nurse Midwife, NP

Family Medicine/Maternity Services

I grew up in Connecticut but came to Iowa for college. Here I fell in love with the small towns, the land, rural people and their families, and my husband (who also grew up in Connecticut).

My husband and I used to tell friends “Iowa is the center of the Universe!”- it’s where we wanted to live and raise our kids. I was drawn to helping new families through pregnancy and birth and began my career providing midwifery/OB care 30 years ago.

I saw the need for family care providers in Iowa who care for people of all ages, and so I am glad to serve in this way as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well.

The hospital and clinics here in Waukon and Postville. are the best place I could have landed.

Schools and Degrees:

Grinnell College and Luther College – B.S. Nursing

University of Minnesota – M.S.N. in Nurse Midwifery

Graceland University – Family nurse Practitioner Certification

Practice Highlights:

Small town practice and small rural hospital care is where I thrive. I have delivered many, many little humans in Decorah and West Union Iowa, and now in Waukon Iowa.

As a point of interest – I have worked in Uganda, Cambodia, Haiti, Pine Ridge Reservation, and among local Amish and Mennonite communities as well.


  •  ACLS
  • ALSO
  • PALS
  • NRP

Personal Interests/Hobbies:

 I fill my time with my family, painting, and drawing, singing, my garden, chickens, pets, and prairie. I also make time for long bike rides, hiking, books, and fun events like theater.