About the Birth Registry
Increase in the maternal mortality rate in the US between 2000 and 2014.*
The United States is one of the only developing nations whose maternal mortality rate is increasing.**
The Birth Registry aims to help decrease the high maternal mortality rate in the United States and improve maternal care more broadly by enabling healthcare providers to identify and address the variations in care that currently exist between facilities.
* MacDorman, M., Declercq, E., Cabral, H., Morton, C., “Is the United States Maternal Mortality Rate Increasing? Disentangling trends from measurement issues: Short title: U.S. Maternal Mortality Trends.” Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 128(3):447-55.
News & Announcements
Per the CDC's most recent report on maternal mortality, in 2018 the maternal death rate for black women was more than double that of white women. Click here to join the conversation with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance as they host a series of webinars this week for...
The Birth Registry has entered its pilot phase. We are contracting with medical facilities around the country. Want to get involved? Visit our "Contact Us" page!
The Birth Registry by ACOG is discussed in an interview with Maria Diaz, Clinical Data Manager, as part 2 of the CHEC Your Practice podcast's Health IT series. Link: CHEC Your Practice: The Birth Registry (featuring Maria Diaz). Other episodes cover the ACOG Prenatal...