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.
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 OB/Gyn 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.
If you are interested, please speak with your obstetrician at Birmingham OB/GYN at (205) 933-8334 and find out if virtual prenatal care is right for you.