Democratic legislative leaders call on the Governor to immediately issue a statewide stay-at-home order.
The Legislature’s International Relations Committee met to address the deadly spread of coronavirus in Iowa’s sister cities in China. The Legislature is partnering with local leaders, industry and business to ship relief supplies to China, and is asking for help.
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.
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.
Did you know that neuro-psychiatric conditions can result from a simple streptococcal infection? While most of us would not panic to hear our child had strep throat, for some kids, that infection leads to a much more serious condition.
Maternal mortality in Iowa has increased at an alarming rate in recent years. Part of the problem: Shrinking health care options and workforce. That’s why we’re proposing the Healthy Moms and Babies Act.