Pregnancy & Birth

What is an Obstetrician?

An obstetrician specializes in obstetrics, which deals with all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to post-natal care. An obstetrician delivers babies, whereas a gynecologist does not. An obstetrician can also provide therapies to help you get pregnant, such as fertility treatments

Pregnancy & Birth at Greater Regional 

Finding out you are pregnant can be an exciting but nerve wracking time. Our providers are here to help you every step of the way. From seeing your OB in the clinic, to giving birth, our team will be there to help. We offer prenatal classes and individual teaching to help you and your baby get the best start possible. If a C-section is needed, our Surgery Center is down the hall from the Birthing Center.

Dr. Charles Cunningham, MD, FACOG
Dr. Kristin Bolinger, DO
Dr. Karen Krogstad, MD

(641) 782-3519

Birthing Center


I wholeheartedly believe that communication is the key to good healthcare. If I don't listen to your concerns, how can I even begin to address them? If I don't make sure you understand our plan, how can I expect you to do your part? I believe in taking the time to do things right the first time.

Charles Cunningham, MD, FACOG

Karen Krogstad, MD


Caring for the entire family makes for a special relationship and opportunity to provide comprehensive care. It is always exciting to meet a new mom coming in for her prenatal care. The opportunity arises to know not only her, but also her family. New babies are always exciting and watching him/her grow up is a unique experience. Also caring for dad, grandpa/grandma, siblings, aunts/uncles! Family Medicine allows me to see all ages and stage of life. 

Kristin R. Bolinger, DO