March of Dimes

The Best Start for Every Mom and Baby

The Best Start for Every Mom and Baby

Make preeclampsia risk factors screening part of every patient’s first prenatal visit—and prescribe low dose aspirin based on their risk.

Early preeclampsia risk factor screening is vital: identification of risk factors early in pregnancies and the initiation of prophylactic measures, such as LDA, can contribute to better outcomes for mothers-to-be and their babies.

The USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) preeclampsia risk factor screening tool is an important resource for assessing patients’ risk during pregnancy. The tool should be embedded into your antepartum or prenatal form processes to ensure that every pregnant person gets screened at their initial prenatal care visit—ideally prior to 12 weeks.

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