Virtual Prenatal Care With Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology
Birmingham Obstetrics Gynecology, P.C. is now offering a virtual prenatal care program that combines in-office OB visits with virtual OB visits. Learn more about virtual prenatal care and call to schedule your appointment today.
The board-certified obstetricians at Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology are delighted to be a part of this very special time in your life. The highest level of prenatal care will be provided at all stages of pregnancy including before and during pregnancy, at childbirth and postpartum.
What is Virtual Prenatal Care and am I eligible?
Virtual prenatal care is a convenient way to get pregnancy care from the comfort of your home or work. Using your smartphone, computer or tablet’s camera and microphone, you will sign in to a private, secure and HIPAA compliant videoconference with your provider to have your prenatal checkup appointments. You will still have scheduled in-person visits with your provider.
This program is best suited for low-risk pregnancies, which means that not all women are healthy enough for the Virtual Prenatal Care program.
What equipment do I need at home?
For your virtual prenatal visits you will need the following equipment:
- A bathroom scale
- A blood pressure monitor
- A fetal doppler monitor (Birmingham OBGYN offers dopplers for rent or you can purchase one. Our supplier is www.babydoppler.com)
- A smartphone, computer or tablet with a video camera and microphone. If you use a smartphone or tablet, downloading the Chiron Health app is the preferred method.
- An Internet connection. A strong Wi-Fi connection is preferred.
This equipment will let you take measurements before and during your virtual prenatal visits.