Recommendations By Topic: Maternity Care

ACOG ReVITALize
Obstetric Definitions

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the members of the Women’s Health Registry Alliance have established standardized definitions for the data elements used in maternity care. The reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions are formally supported by the AAFP.

  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for bacterial vaginosis.

  • Breastfeeding

    Access AAFP clinical recommendations on interventions to promote and support breastfeeding.

  • Chlamydia

    Access AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for chlamydia.

  • Diabetes

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for diabetes.

  • Elective Inductions of Labor Between 39 and 41 Weeks

    Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Avoid elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor between 39 weeks, 0 days and 41 weeks, 0 days unless the cervix is deemed favorable.

  • Elective, Non-medically Indicated Inductions of Labor or Cesarean Deliveries Before 39 Weeks

    Choosing Wisely® Recommendation: Don’t schedule elective, non-medically indicated inductions of labor or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks, 0 days gestational age.

  • Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for genital herpes simplex infection.

  • Gonococcal Infection

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on ocular topical medication for gonococcal infection in neonates.

  • Gonorrhea

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for gonorrhea.

  • Group B Strep

    View clinical practice guideline for prevention of group B streptococcal disease in newborns (AAFP Affirmation of Value).

  • Hepatitis

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for hepatitis.

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

    Access the AAFP clinical recommendations for screening for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Illicit Drug Use

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for illicit drug use.

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for iron deficiency anemia.

  • Lead Poisoning

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for lead poisoning.

  • Neural Tube Defects

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on the use of folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects.

  • Aspirin for Preeclampsia

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendation on preeclampsia, low-dose aspirin.

  • Rh (D) Incompatibility

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on testing for Rh (D) incompatibility.

  • Syphilis

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for syphilis.

  • Tobacco Use

    Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations for screening for and use of behavioral counseling to prevent tobacco use.

  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

    Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on vaginal birth after cesarean.

ACOG ReVITALize
Obstetric Definitions

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the members of the Women’s Health Registry Alliance have established standardized definitions for the data elements used in maternity care. The reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions are formally supported by the AAFP.