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Virtual OB Visits

A New Option: Virtual Pregnancy Care

Today, many people are looking for more convenient access to the care they need. That’s why we’ve introduced a virtual care option for pregnant patients. You get the personalized care you need in a way that’s convenient and easily accessible.

If you choose the Virtual OB Visits option, your first prenatal visit will be in person with the MultiCare pregnancy care provider of your choice — such as an OB/GYN, certified nurse midwife or family medicine OB provider — and will include your provider taking your medical history and performing a physical exam. Prenatal visits after your first appointment will alternate between virtual visits with a MultiCare advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) via your computer and scheduled visits with your MultiCare provider at their office.

A virtual visit offers you great flexibility in terms of hours and location. Virtual visits are scheduled appointments at times that are most convenient for you, and they may include any of your family members. Through MyChart, you will be provided access to your personalized interactive MyPregnancy dashboard, web tools and other resources.

How Virtual OB Visits Work

If you choose Virtual OB Visits, your provider team will step you through how things work, but here’s a quick overview:

  • Your provider’s office will provide you with a monitoring kit for you to use at home. We have partnered with a baby Doppler heart rate monitor company, Baby Beat. They will send you a Doppler monitor and instructions for use at home during your pregnancy.
  • Before each virtual visit, you will weigh yourself.  During your virtual visit, you will take your own blood pressure with provided cuffs and then position your Doppler monitor so the ARNP can count your baby’s heart rate. The ARNP will document your virtual visit in your medical record and forward it to your provider.
  • If there are any problems or concerns, the ARNP will coordinate with your provider who will see you in person for a follow-up visit.
  • During your virtual visit, your ARNP also provides education, discusses your upcoming pregnancy milestones and answers any questions you have.

Schedule of Virtual OB Visits

Wondering how this type of pregnancy care works? Below is a sample schedule for our Virtual OB Visits option.

Virtual Visits

  • 12 weeks
  • 16 weeks
  • 24–26 weeks
  • 30 weeks
  • 34 weeks
  • 1 week postpartum

Office Visits

  • First appointment: History and physical exam
  • 20 weeks: Review ultrasound
  • 28 weeks: Glucola test for blood sugar levels/blood work
  • 32 weeks
  • 36 weeks: Group B strep swab
  • 37, 38, 39, 40 weeks
  • Postpartum exam, six weeks after delivery

Learn more about virtual visits for routine gynecologic care, menopause care and virtual breastfeeding support.

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Connect with a MultiCare OB/GYN office to find out more about your pregnancy care options.

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