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Iowa's Prenatal Care Project

Statewide Perinatal Care Program

The Statewide Perinatal Care Program provides professional training, development of standards/guidelines of care, consultation to regional and primary providers and evaluation of the quality of care delivered to reduce the mortality and morbidity of infants. Through a contract with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, these services are provided to all hospitals that perform deliveries. More intensive services are directed toward the following regional centers: two tertiary care centers, and 10 secondary centers.

Mark your calendars!

What: 41st Annual Iowa Conference on Perinatal Medicine

When: April 7-8, 2015

Where: West Des Moines Marriott Hotel

Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Healthcare Administrators, Allied healthcare providers, Residents, medical and nursing students.

Statewide Perinatal Care History

8th Edition of the Guidelines for Perinatal Services

2013 Appendicies to the Guidelines for Perinatal Services

Iowa Hospitals with Maternity Services

Map of Iowa Hospitals with Maternity Services


Newsletters from the Statewide Perinatal Care Program

The statewide Perinatal care Program provides two quarterly newsletters to providers of obstetrical and newborn care.

  • Progeny provides information to hospital-based staff caring for mothers and infants.
  • The Iowa Perinatal Letter provides clinically-oriented information to family physicians.

For more information:

  • Dr. Jeffrey L. Segar, MD
    Program Director, Neonatologist
    Department of Pediatrics
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1083
    (319) 356-2637
  • or

  • Stephanie Trusty, BSN
    Iowa Department of Public Health
    321 East 12th Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
    (515) 281-4731
  • You may also use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.