Monthly Archives: April 2020
At Delaware Valley OBGYN, we continue to care for our obstetrical and midwifery patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like everyone else, if you are pregnant or considering pregnancy in the near future, you probably want to learn more about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and their babies.
We encourage you to listen to one of our obstetricians, Dr. Bruce Pierce, as he interviews Dr. Robert Debbs about Covid-19 and pregnancy on his popular Women’s Health Care Podcast. Dr. Debbs is the medical director of the maternal fetal medicine division at Penn Medicine Princeton Health and a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He shares his insights about we know and do not know about pregnancy in the time of the pandemic. You may find much of it actually reassuring.
Here are some of the questions they discussed:
- Is it safe to have my baby at the hospital?
- Am I at higher risk for getting sick with Covid-19 if I am pregnant?
- Is my baby at higher risk during the pandemic?
- How is the pandemic going to change my prenatal care and my childbirth?
Dr. Pierce’s Women’s Health Podcast has episodes on a number of topics in that you may want to listen to as well. You can find his other podcasts here.
As always, our OBGYNs, midwives and fertility specialists remain available to address your concerns by phone and through our web portal.
Your safety during the Coronavirus crisis is our utmost concern. In order to keep you and your loved ones safe, our OBGYN doctors, midwives and fertility specialist are now live offering TeleHealth virtual visits.
Here’s how you can get started:
Telehealth appointments are made by phone. Call us during business hours at 609-896-0777 to schedule your virtual visit.
Your can also click here to send us your request online and will be back to you shortly.
You will receive an appointment confirmation by email and/or text shortly from Otto health after your appointment is scheduled. Please click on the links to make sure your device including the speaker and microphone are working properly.
You will get another email and/or text just before the appointment. Please complete the intake questions and intake forms so you will be allowed into the visit. Give yourself at least 15 minutes to be sure you are ready.
Click Join Visit and you will be connected with your doctor or midwife shortly.
A couple of tips to make your virtual visit a success,
- Be sure to confirm your appointment, test your device and login in for your appointment well in advance.
- Use the right browser: Iphone (safari), Android phone (chrome), Computer (chrome, safari or firefox). Internet explorer and microsoft edge will not work.
- Make sure your wifi or cellular signal is strong and secure.