We've proposed legislation to address Iowa's growing maternal health crisis. Our maternal mortality rate has more than doubled in the past three years, hospital labor and delivery departments are shuttering at record speed, and 66 Iowa counties have no practicing OB/GYN. MORE
Iowa Senate News Release WHAT: News Conference with the Iowa Manufactured Home Resident’s NetworkWHERE: Room 315, Iowa State Capitol WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 WHO: Manufactured home residents from around the state (DES [...]
Sarah Ledger of Mount Pleasant is a physician with Henry County Health Center. Unfortunately, the local obstetrics department is closing. As rural Iowa becomes less safe for pregnant women, new moms and babies, Dr. Ledger discusses the health care challenges.
On Feb. 13, Iowa Senate Republicans approved legislation to take away rights currently in the Iowa Constitution. Sen. Janet Petersen called it a failure to protect moms and babies, especially in light of the many maternity ward closings.