SMFM Special Statement: Checklists for preeclampsia risk-factor screening to guide recommendations for prophylactic low-dose aspirin
In pregnant individuals with risk factors for preeclampsia, prophylactic low-dose aspirin is recommended to reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia. Fifteen distinct risk factors are recognized, including elements of current and past medical and obstetrical history, family history, and examination findings. We present checklists intended to reduce the chance that risk factors might be inadvertently overlooked and to improve the probability of aspirin being recommended for all appropriate candidates. We also suggest how such a checklist can be implemented into practice.