Pregnancy And Childbirth

The standard set

The ICHOM Standard Set for Pregnancy And Childbirth is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with Pregnancy And Childbirth. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

1 Tracked via the PROMIS-10

2 Evaluated with the PHQ-2, optional follow-up with the EPDS

3 Option to track via the BSES-SF

4 Tracked via the ICIQ-SF and Wexner, Wexner and the PROMIS SFFAC102

5 Tracked via the MIBs

6 Tracked via the BSS-R


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Available materials:

  • Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
  • Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
  • Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
  • Press Release
  • Published Articles
  • Additional materials

Team that developed this standard


Tessa Kowaliw* | South Australian Reform Association Inc.
Rod Petersen | Women’s and Babies’ Division, WCHN


Anna Marie Speciale | American College of Nurse Midwives

South Africa

Stefan Gebhardt | Tygerberg Hospital

United Kingdom

Mathew Coleman | University Hospital Southampton, NHS
James Duffy | Crown Initiative


Isis Amer-Wahlin | Sveus, Stockhom County Council, Karolinska Institute


J Ravichandran R Jeganathan | National Obstetric Registry
Shamala Devi Karalasingam | National Obstetric Registry


Gouke Bonsel | Erasmus Medical Center
Arie Franx | Utrecht Medical Center
Floris Groendendaal | Utrecht Medical Center
Irwin Reiss | Erasmus Medical Center
Marije de Ruiter | Utrecht Medical Center

United States

Allyson Brooks | Hoag Memorial Hospital
Tracy Flanagan | Kaiser Permanente
Meredith Greene | Massachusetts General Hospital
Elliott Main | Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, CMQCC
Marlin Mills | Hoag Memorial Hospital
Malini Nijagal | Boston Medical Center
Michelle Owens | University of Mississippi Medical Center, ACOG
Carol Sakala | National Partnership for Women & Familiess
Rachel Thompson | The Dartmouth, Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

*Patient representative

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