Emergency Preparedness - Tips for Pregnant Women and New Parents

The March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies or the need to evacuate from their homes. Pregnant women should discuss any concerns and their delivery plans with their obstetrician or other perinatal care provider. Families should follow hurricane readiness guidelines and put together an emergency bag in the event they many need to evacuate quickly.

The March of Dimes and its chapters are good sources of information for pregnant women. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers important information about preparing for a hurricane. While pregnant women should follow the general hurricane preparedness recommendations, they and new mothers also should take special precautions for themselves and their children.

See also: Preparing for an Emergency Tip Sheet(PDF,127.23kb)