Women's Video Visits

Women’s Care Anywhere

Choose convenient women’s care with Women’s video visits. Sanford Health’s Women’s video visits are a flexible option that combines video visits with traditional office appointments.

We offer video visits with:

Video appointments give you convenient women’s care. Meet with specialists using your computer or mobile phone at home, at work or on the go.

Video visit services differ by region. Call your women’s health provider to see what’s available in your area.


Schedule Your Women's Video Visits

Call a Sanford Health clinic to schedule a video visit with a lactation consultant or birth designer.

Find a Pregnancy Care Location

OB video visits are an option for some women. Your provider will decide if you’re eligible for the service and will schedule your appointments for you.


What to expect: OB Video Visit

Your first pregnancy appointment will be in-person, but later meetings will alternate between traditional visits and OB video visits. You will have your video visits through My Sanford Chart.

As part of the OB Video Visit process, you’ll lease a home monitoring kit. These kits include easy-to-use baby checkup tools, including a fetal doppler and blood pressure cuff. The fetal doppler checks your baby’s heartbeat. You can use the doppler at any time to listen to your baby’s heart. Your care team will show you how to use the equipment during your first visit.

Your provider will schedule your OB video visits. You’ll access your visits through My Sanford Chart. Your nurse will help you use the monitoring kit to record you and your baby’s vitals and perform screening tests. These visits are especially valuable as a time to ask questions. Your nurse will report any problems to your provider and schedule a follow-up, in-person visit to address them with your care team.

Your OB video visit schedule could look like:

  • 16 weeks
  • 24 weeks
  • 34 weeks
  • 37 weeks
  • Two weeks postpartum

You will have in-office visits at:

  • First appointment
  • 12 weeks 
  • 20 weeks
  • 28 weeks
  • 32 weeks
  • 36 weeks
  • 37, 38, 39, 40 weeks
  • Six weeks postpartum

Find a Women’s Health Provider

If you’re not a Sanford Health patient, find a women’s care specialist to get started. We have OB/GYNs, certified nurse midwives and family medicine OB specialists ready to care for your health needs.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a video visit over an office visit?

Women’s video visits are a new way to schedule appointments, allowing you to fit doctor’s visits into your busy schedule without worrying about traveling to a clinic for every visit. You can see a provider while still in your own home, at work or on the go. Enjoy the convenience of video visits while still getting personalized and expert care from Sanford Health pregnancy specialists.

What equipment do I need to have a video visit?

To have a women’s video visit, you need to have a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection.

If your provider schedules you for OB video visits, you will receive the necessary equipment by mail. This includes a fetal doppler and blood pressure cuff.

How do I set up a video visit?

Call a Sanford Health clinic to schedule a women’s video visit with a birth designer or lactation consultant. If your provider decides you are eligible for OB video visits, he or she will schedule the visits for you.

Who will I talk to during my video visit?

You will speak to one of Sanford Health’s women’s health experts.

OB video visits: Patients will connect directly with their OB provider during this video visit. Your provider will decide if you’re eligible for video visits and will schedule the appointments for you.

Birth designer video visits: Connect with a Sanford Women’s birth designer to answer questions about your pregnancy journey. Get one-on-one support while preparing your labor and delivery.

Lactation consultant video visits: Get breastfeeding answers from a lactation expert at Sanford Women’s anytime through a video visit.

How can I opt-in to OB video visits?

Talk to your doctor to see if you’re eligible for OB video visits.

When will I have OB video visits vs. an in-person appointment?

Below is a sample OB video visit schedule:

  • 16 weeks
  • 24 weeks
  • 34 weeks
  • 37 weeks
  • Two weeks postpartum

You could have in-office visits at:

  • First appointment
  • 12 weeks 
  • 20 weeks
  • 28 weeks
  • 32 weeks
  • 36 weeks
  • 7, 38, 39, 40 weeks
  • 6 weeks postpartum

What’s in the monitoring kit for OB video visits?

Each kit includes a fetal doppler (to measure your baby’s heart rate) and a blood pressure cuff. You will receive the kit by mail.

How do I use the monitoring kit?

Your provider or nurse will show you how to use the monitoring equipment during one of your in-office visits.

How much does it cost to lease the monitoring kit?

You can lease the kit for $125. Simply mail it back after your baby arrives.

What is the cost of a Women’s Video Visit?

Video visits start at $59. Please check with your insurance provider for coverage.

Does Sanford Health offer video visits outside women’s health?

Video visits are available 24/7 for acute and urgent health care needs. Primary care and other specialty video visits may also be available based on your provider. Learn more about your video visit options.