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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; social-service organizations brace for a surge in homelessness.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Public News Service - IA: Women's

Des Moines, IA – The stars of a new movie that premieres in Iowa on November 6 will be mothers-to-be. A new documentary, "The Business of Being Born," explores the emotion-packed topic of how women in America have babies. It challenges women's thoughts about birth, to help them realize what th

Des Moines, IA – October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," and it comes just in time to raise awareness of the fact that, for Iowa victims, there's not enough help to go around. In the last dozen years, 23,000 Iowans have sought assistance from the network of shelters around the state.

Des Moines, IA - More women in Iowa are having babies by cesarean section, and an effort is underway to reduce those numbers. The latest statistics (from 2005) show cesarean births accounted for more than 26 percent of deliveries in the state, a jump of nearly six percent from the previous year. A

Not flowers or candy, but health insurance. It's what many moms really need this Mother’s Day, says Sherry Baze, certified nurse practitioner for the Orchard Place Child Guidance Center in Des Moines. She says Congress is considering the "All Healthy Children Act," which could bring health co

Carroll, IA - Every year the number of Iowa women who undergo caesarean section surgery increases despite repeated studies that question its use. April is Cesarean Awareness Month, and Kelly Sorensen with the Iowa Chapter of the International Caesarean Awareness Network says mothers to be need t

Last year during one 24-hour period, nearly 700 Iowa victims of domestic violence or sexual assault needed shelter, counseling, or other help. But some were turned away due to staffing shortages, according to a study released this week. Laurie Schipper is executive director of the Iowa Coalition

Every year the number of births by Cesarean increases in Iowa; it's now at just over 29 percent. In the past, the surgery was performed only when the health of mother or baby was at risk, now a Cesarean can be scheduled for convenience or other non-essential reasons. Risks to mother and infant may

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