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Virtual Care in Antenatal Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic | Abstract
Gynecology & Obstetrics

Gynecology & Obstetrics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0932

Abstract

Virtual Care in Antenatal Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Liaqat Ali Khan*

The ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 brought challenges to many sectors of life, including healthcare. In the pace of the current pandemic, the usual face-to-face interaction between physician and patient, health services diverted to virtual care across diverse domains of healthcare, including antenatal services. Virtual care has its pros and cons in antenatal care. Evidence suggests that virtual care in antenatal care is an easy-to-approach intervention specifically in low-risk pregnancies. Despite its limitations, virtual care not only provides safe antenatal care but helps in minimizing the spread of the SARS CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Date: 2021-07-14; Received Date: 2021-07-05