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What Is Mobile OBGYN?

In this article, you’ll learn all about mobile OBGYN. We’ll also highlight how you can use the Mobile Clinic Van to provide this care for your patients.
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Imagine being pregnant and living in a remote and isolated region of Canada that doesn’t have many healthcare options nearby. This can be deeply distressing, especially if complications are occurring during the pregnancy. In the past 2 decades, 20 maternity sites closed down in a B.C. community. As a result, parents have had to travel long distances for maternity care. Mobile OBGYN can address these issues.

Seeing barriers like the one we just discussed motivates our team at MoveMobility to find solutions to address them. We’ve been working hard for over 10 years on manufacturing mobile medical vehicles. We do this so organizations like yours can help people needing appropriate healthcare across Canada.

After reading this article, you’ll have a better grasp of what mobile OBGYN is. We’ll highlight some of the advantages, and show you how our Mobile Clinic Van can be used to provide maternity care to pregnant women all over the country.


Mobile OBGYN: What exactly is it?

In the world of healthcare, OBGYN stands for obstetrics and gynecology. This specialized field focuses on the well-being of women. Obstetricians handle pregnancies and childbirth. Gynecologists address broader aspects of women’s health. They’re more involved with things like regular check-ups and addressing health concerns.

Mobile OBGYN is a revolutionary approach to maternal healthcare. Unlike traditional fixed clinics, it operates as a mobile service. It’s about taking essential medical care directly to the communities of expectant mothers. This innovation is a game-changer in the realm of accessible and personalized healthcare.


What’s the impact of mobile OBGYN?

The true impact of mobile OBGYN unfolds in rural parts of Canada, where geographical distances can pose challenges for expectant mothers. This innovative approach has several benefits:


1. Personalized and timely care

Mobile OBGYN goes beyond convenience; it delivers personalized and timely care tailored to the unique needs of each expectant mother. The healthcare professionals onboard the clinics become familiar faces. They bring a sense of trust and connection to expectant mothers in rural areas. This personalized approach ensures that medical care is a tailored experience that addresses specific concerns and provides guidance throughout the entire pregnancy journey.


2. Friends in the community

Mobile OBGYN clinics bring people in the community closer. When families share the experience of having doctors visit them, it makes a strong community. Everyone supports each other, and that’s good for making happy and healthy families.


3. Teaching parents

Mobile OBGYN is like having a personal guidebook for moms and dads. While the healthcare team provides medical care, they also share important information about having a baby. This knowledge helps families make good choices and be a big part of their healthcare.


4. Healthier start for babies

When moms get the right care, babies get a healthier start in life. Mobile OBGYN plays a vital role in ensuring that pregnancies are monitored closely, potential issues are addressed early, and moms receive the support needed for a smooth delivery. This results in healthier babies and happier beginnings for families.


5. No more long trips

One great thing about mobile OBGYN is that parents-to-be don’t have to travel far to reach hospitals. Mobile OBGYN clinics enable maternal healthcare teams to travel directly to the communities and neighborhoods of their patients. 


6. Staying safe from bad weather

Canadian winters can get brutal and roads become tough to navigate. This makes going to the hospital much harder than it should be. But with mobile OBGYN, families don’t have to worry about dangerous weather. The healthcare team comes to them, and that means less stress and safer times for parents and babies.


7. Less stress, more happiness

Stress and worry about the health of the baby are normal and common things to experience as parents. Mobile OBGYN changes that. Families no longer have to always worry about the long distances they’ll need to travel to get to the hospital. It brings peace of mind, and that’s a big relief for everyone. Mobile OBGYN clinics are equipped to check on both the physical and mental health of parents. 


What vehicles can you use for mobile OBGYN?

When it comes to bringing maternity healthcare to your patients, you’ve got some options. Choosing the right vehicle for mobile OBGYN services is important because it impacts the effectiveness and accessibility of healthcare. Let’s look at some of the options.


Mobile medical buses

While mobile medical buses provide ample space, they come with certain drawbacks:

Size concerns: Buses are larger, making navigation in rural areas challenging.

Fuel Consumption: Buses often have higher fuel consumption due to their size. Over the long term, this contributes to increased operational costs.



RVs, although comfortable, come with their own set of limitations:

Size and accessibility: RVs, like buses, can be less maneuverable and may face challenges in reaching remote locations.

Specialized infrastructure: Converting RVs for medical use can be complex and costly. They also require specialized maintenance that can lead to delays in providing continuous healthcare services.


Now, let’s talk about vans – the unsung heroes of mobile healthcare. Vans are incredibly versatile and, in our opinion, the best choice for mobile OBGYN. Here’s why:

Maneuverability: Vans are smaller and more maneuverable than larger vehicles, making them ideal for reaching remote locations with challenging terrains in Canada.

Accessibility: Vans are designed to be accessible, ensuring that patients, especially those with mobility challenges, can easily enter and exit the vehicle.

Customization: Vans can be customized to meet the specific needs of OBGYN care. Every inch of space is optimized for efficient and comfortable healthcare delivery.

Cost-efficiency: Vans generally have lower operational costs, contributing to a more sustainable and cost-effective mobile healthcare solution.


What is the Mobile Clinic Van?

Mobile Medical OBGYN Clinic Van looking inside bright, clean office space from the rear with doors open
Mobile Clinic van layout


The Mobile Clinic Van is used to provide primary healthcare to people across the country. At MoveMobility, we customize these vans for organizations like yours to make healthcare more accessible. You can convert the Mobile Clinic Van into a mobile OBGYN clinic to reach pregnant mothers in rural and remote areas of Canada. 

Why the Mobile Clinic Van?

Doctor’s office on wheels: The Mobile Clinic Van is similar to a doctor’s office on wheels. You can use it for OBGYN consultations in a clean, comfortable, and private environment for expecting parents. 

Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry: With more than enough cabinetry for your OBGYN equipment, the floor-to-ceiling cabinetry is easily accessible during consultations and examinations. 

Patient bed with storage: The specially designed bed provides comfort for expecting mothers during checkups and has built-in storage for OBGYN tools.

Options for sink and fridge: These options are important for maintaining a hygienic environment and storing medications or refreshments for patients. 

Power supply: You can trust the reliable power supply to support your medical equipment required for OBGYN examinations.

Rear heat/air conditioning: The rear heat and air conditioning ensure a climate-controlled space year-round for expecting parents during OBGYN visits.

Trail Edition Upgrade: If you’re providing mobile OBGYN care during the winter months of the year, the Trail Edition Upgrade is a nice package to consider to tackle the harsh conditions of the typical Canadian winter. 


What’s next for your Mobile OBGYN Journey?

You most likely found this article while researching mobile maternity clinics and how to provide better healthcare to pregnant women across Canada.

At MoveMobility, we don’t think anyone should be missing out on important healthcare just because of where they live. Our Transport Canada-certified vehicles all have the National Safety Mark on them to ensure their reliability for your organization and the patients involved. 

If you found this article informative, you’ll want to also take a look at our article on the 5 steps to buying a mobile medical van. This article will steer you in the right direction toward securing one of these innovative vehicles. 

You should also check out our article on mobile medical van customization. It’ll give you a better idea of what options you have with customizing.  

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