My Provider Asked Me to Monitor My BP From Home...Now What?
With the spread of COVID-19, many providers are investing in virtual care options to better care for patients when in-office visits may be limited. Some Babyscripts providers are asking patients to remotely monitor their blood pressure and weight. If your provider has asked you to do at-home remote monitoring during your pregnancy, here are a few things to keep in mind.
1. You can track your blood pressure and weight right in the Babyscripts app.
Check out our article How to check your BP manually from home for more information on how to remotely monitor your blood pressure from home.
If you would like to track your weight, you can use any scale and then manually enter your weight readings in the app, under Health > Weight.
2. If any of your recored blood pressure readings are abnormal, your provider may be notified.
If any of the blood pressure readings you enter in the app are abnormally high or out of range, we may notify your provider. To learn more about this process, click here: Blood Pressure Triggers: What to Expect.
3. Be sure to enter a BP reading in the app at least once per week.
Because in-office appointments may be limited during this time, it is extremely important that, if asked to monitor your blood pressure, you take a BP reading through the app at least once per week. This will help keep your provider and care team up-to-date on your health in between visits.