How telemedicine can make prenatal checkups easier
Mayo Clinic's OB Nest program for low-risk expectant mothers allows them to monitor weight and track blood pressure and fetal heart rate at home with equipment provided by the clinic.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News|March 29, 2018 at 09:51 AM
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When Allison Matthews was pregnant with her first child four years ago, her obstetrics clinic scheduled frequent appointments to make sure everything was proceeding normally.
“I was taking time off work and it wasn’t doing a lot for me,” said Matthews, who was considered at low risk for complications like pregnancy-related high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia. “I kind of felt like I was almost doing it more for the clinic’s benefit than for myself.”
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