GPs urged to limit face-to-face antenatal visits

Shared care for low-risk pregnancies can be largely done via telehealth, says RACGP

GPs and other antenatal care providers are being advised to pivot quickly to provide most visits via telehealth to reduce the risk of pregnant women being exposed to COVID-19.

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At least one major tertiary centre is planning to reduce face-to-face consults to just three visits for low-risk pregnancies, according to Queensland GP Dr Wendy Burton, who chairs the RACGP antenatal