Birth Registry

The Birth Registry

Outcomes in Labor and Delivery


The Birth Registry effort was initiated in 2014 as a result of collaborative efforts between the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The Birth Registry is a national outcomes registry for maternity care centered around labor and delivery. Through clinical performance measures and data quality metrics, the registry provides a unique opportunity for providers to better understand the overall quality of the maternity care provided within their institution. Participating institutions will be able to see their performance on specified metrics and can utilize that information to take appropriate steps to improve outcomes. Further, the registry will help to address the variations in care that currently exist between institutions, to aid in driving standardization that has been shown to improve outcomes.

The Birth Registry was designed to utilize clinical data entered by providers at the point of care and extracted directly from the electronic health record (EHR) without the need for burdensome chart abstraction. ACOG is pleased to announce that sites upgrading either Cerner Maternity® or Epic Stork® in 2017 will have all of the required data elements and necessary reporting capabilities for the Birth Registry included in the update package. Additionally, Diplomates of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be eligible to receive MOC Part IV credit for registry participation. 

Get Involved

ACOG is currently recruiting sites to participate in the Birth Registry. If your institution is interested, register by filling out this brief interest form.

If you have any questions about the Birth Registry, please contact us at

Birth Registry Interest Form


For more information or to ask a question, please email


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998