Prenatal care by telehealth 'doesn't lead to worse outcomes'

Data from the pandemic show that audio-only consults were effective, US doctors say

Pregnant women in the US who were offered some of their prenatal appointments by audio-only telehealth during the pandemic attended more of them than patients offered only in-person visits the year before, a study shows.

pregnant woman talking on the phone

Moreover, the analysis of data from more than 12,000 patients revealed no negative impact on perinatal outcomes from using the virtual visits, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers compared perinatal