"It was really nice to only have to go in for my appointments every other month. My husband and I didn’t have to worry as often about arranging our work schedules for appointments.”
"We could listen to the heartbeat whenever we wanted. Doing it at home meant our older children could get involved, too. That was really fun.”
The OB Nest is a new prenatal care model developed at Mayo Clinic that combines traditional prenatal care office visits with Connected Care visits and in-home monitoring.
Connected Care visits involve communicating with an experienced obstetrics nurse via phone call or Patient Online Services secure messaging.
Throughout your pregnancy, you will listen to your baby’s heart beat and measure your own blood pressure with the provided Blood Pressure Cuff and Fetal Doppler.
During these visits, you will provide routine information to your nurse including: your current weight, baby’s heart rate and blood pressure reading, and any medication or allergy changes.
Your nurse will provide education on pregnancy-related topics including nutrition, exercise and postpartum healing. She will also review your plan of care. Your conversations will be tailored to meet your needs and concerns.
The OB Nest program is intended for women with low-risk pregnancies looking for a more active role in their prenatal care and the convenience of fewer clinic visits.
Call 608-392-9390 for more information.
8-10 weeks – Appointment with Nurse in Clinic
11-12 weeks – Appointment with Provider
16 weeks – Connected Care with Nurse
18-20 weeks – Ultrasound followed by portal communication
24 weeks – Connected Care with Nurse
26-28 weeks – Appointment with Nurse in Clinic
32 weeks – Appointment with Provider
34 weeks – Connected Care with Nurse
36 weeks – Appointment with Provider
37 weeks – Connected Care with Nurse
38 weeks – Connected Care with Nurse
39 weeks – Appointment with Provider
40 weeks – Appointment with Provider
41 weeks – Appointment with Provider
1 week postpartum – Phone call with Connected Care Nurse
6-8 weeks postpartum – Appointment with Provider