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Innovative Pregnancy Care — Mayo Clinic OB Nest
Mayo Clinic OB Nest in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, is a program for women with low-risk pregnancies who are looking for a more active role in their prenatal care and the convenience of fewer clinic visits. This prenatal care program combines traditional office visits with Connected Care visits and in-home monitoring.
How Mayo Clinic OB Nest works
At your initial obstetrics visit, your health care provider will determine whether you are a candidate for Mayo Clinic OB Nest. If you are interested in participating and approved by your health care provider, you will be given the equipment and materials to begin.
Throughout your pregnancy, you will listen to your baby's heartbeat and measure your own blood pressure at home with a fetal Doppler and blood pressure cuff. You will communicate with an experienced obstetrics nurse through scheduled phone calls or messaging on Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic Health System's online patient portal, during a Connected Care visit. You will meet with your health care provider approximately every other visit.
Connected Care visits
During these visits, you will provide routine information to your nurse, including:
- Your current weight.
- Your blood pressure reading.
- Baby's heart rate.
- Medication and allergy changes.
- Problems, questions and concerns.
Nurses will monitor your progression through your pregnancy, answer common questions, review your plan of care, help with scheduling future appointments, and be available by phone or Patient Online Services to meet your needs and concerns.
For more information, call 651-267-5500, or send a message in Patient Online Services. Include "Mayo Clinic OB Nest" in the subject line of your message.
Take a virtual tour of the birth center in Red Wing to view the many amenities you and your family can look forward to.
This video was filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and masking/social distancing requirements.