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Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR

The Iowa Maternal Mortality Review Committee first convened in 1952. The committee has nine members, meets and reviews all maternal deaths defined as any death occurring while a woman is pregnant or of a woman within one year after delivery. This includes but is not limited to deaths resulting from abortions, ectopic pregnancies and all deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, puerperium or deaths from complications of childbirth. In 2013, Iowa had 39,013 live births and three pregnancy-related deaths, in 2014, Iowa had 39,685 live births and 1 pregnancy related death. Our mission is to identify and review all pregnancy-associated deaths in Iowa to develop effective education or interventions to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

Primary
Name: 
Stephanie Trusty
Credentials: 
RN, BSN
Title: 
Nurse Clinician
Phone: 
515-418-7604
Affiliation: 
Iowa Department of Public Health
Secondary
Name: 
Thad Anderson
Credentials: 
MD
Title: 
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Affiliation: 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Scope of Cases Reviewed
  • All pregnancy-associated deaths (All deaths of women while pregnant or within one year of the end of pregnancy, due to any cause)
Location of Deaths Reviewed by Committee
  • State Residents (or City/County Residents if local review)
Individuals, Disciplines, and Organizations Represented on Review
  • Academic Institutions
  • Anesthesiology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health Nursing
  • State Medical Society

RESOURCES

Iowa Maternal Mortality Code

Source: 
Iowa Department of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2001
Our work is authorized by Iowa Code Section 135.40 to 135.42 and 147.135.