Telemedicine monitoring can become a powerful tool for pregnant women with gestational hypertension or gestational diabetes. In both cases, physiological data needs to be read regularly, and telemedicine monitoring provides a simple way to collect these data without visiting the office. In addition to establishing a stronger relationship between pregnant women and health care professionals, telemedicine monitoring for diseases occurring during pregnancy has three main benefits that will be introduced as follows.
It may be difficult for pregnant women to adapt to frequent monitoring of pregnancy induced hypertension and pregnancy induced diabetes in hospitals, which requires a lot of time and energy to complete the examination. With the help of telemedicine monitoring, pregnant women can check according to their daily arrangements, and can better participate in monitoring their health. Some pregnant women have pressure on the clinical environment. Using remote blood pressure monitoring at home can also more comprehensively understand the health status of pregnant women in a relaxed environment.
Telemedicine monitoring is now of additional importance to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure for pregnant women and health care professionals. Studies have shown that compared with non pregnant women, pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 have an increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that pregnant women pay special attention to limiting exposure. Providing telemedicine monitoring devices as a way to track the health of pregnant women means that pregnant women do not need to go to the hospital frequently, thus reducing contact outside the family.
At home, pregnant women can frequently take blood pressure or blood glucose readings. They can track their physical condition at a specific time of the day or even several times a day to find out the correlation with eating certain food, exercise or other variables. The telemedicine monitoring system regularly receives pregnant women's data, and can follow up pregnant women through telemedicine as needed to change the treatment or management plan.
Telemedicine monitoring allows pregnant women to share recorded data with health care professionals at each reading, so that health care professionals can immediately know the updates about the status of pregnant women and can contact pregnant women to solve any problems between visits. Telemedicine monitoring devices can synchronize the data monitored by pregnant women at home with the telemedicine monitoring platform, so that pregnant women can observe their physical conditions at home and promote communication between pregnant women and health care professionals.