COVID-19 prenatal visit schedule

COVID-19 prenatal visit schedule

The Minnesota Birth Center has modified its prenatal visit schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some visits will be offered virtually in lieu of in-person visits. All virtual visits are optional unless otherwise indicated by a midwife, with the exception of those who transferred to MBC after 33 weeks. We ask these “late transfer” clients to keep all virtual visits as well as in-person visits.

We ask that all clients get a thermometer to check their temperature prior to coming to the birth center for in-person visits. The thermometer will also be needed for monitoring postpartum vitals on mom and baby. We also encourage families to get a blood pressure cuff for at-home use, in the event that any in-person visit needs to be delayed. A midwife can write a prescription if that is preferable. 

  • First visit: virtual with CNM or RN for health history & education 
  • 12 weeks: in-person for standard new OB labs
  • 16 weeks: virtual
  • 20 weeks: in-person for ultrasound
  • 24 weeks: virtual
  • 28 weeks: in-person for gestational diabetes test
  • 33 weeks: in-person
  • 35- to 37-week Early Home Care class: virtual
  • 36 weeks: in-person for group B strep test
  • 37 weeks: virtual
  • 38 weeks: in-person
  • 39 weeks: virtual
  • 40 weeks: in-person
  • 41 weeks and beyond: in-person for NST/AFI
  • 24-48 hours postpartum: in-person home visit
  • 1-week postpartum check-in: phone call from nurse
  • 2-week postpartum visit: virtual unless in-person needed
  • 6-week postpartum visit: virtual unless in-person needed
  • Optional: virtual or in-person lactation visits
  • Optional: Well Fed weekly virtual meet-up at www.facebook.com/groups/theminnesotabirthcenterwellfedgroup/