Univ. of Iowa to launch new midwife training program
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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