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Univ. of Iowa to launch new midwife training program

The University of Iowa will start training more midwives through a new program.
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 7:36 AM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - The University of Iowa will start training more midwives through a new program.

The Iowa City Press Citizen reports the Iowa Board of Regents approved a proposal for the Master of Midwifery Program in September.

The proposal cited an unmet need to provide maternity care in Iowa, especially in rural areas.

A state legislature report from last year shows at least 34 hospitals have discontinued their maternity services in the past two decades.

The new program will launch next fall.

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