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Infographic: Preparedness for Moms - Packing and Planning for Disasters while Pregnant

Published: October 21, 2015

Tips for being ready in a disaster while pregnantclick the image for the full sized version

#Prep4Moms: Be Ready!

Packing and planning for disasters while pregnant

 

Things to pack:

  • Insurance Documents
  • Medical Records
  • Health professional emergency contact information
  • Prescription medicine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First aid kit
  • Pen & paper
  • Flashlight
  • Diapers % baby wipes
  • Clothes
  • Swaddle
  • Baby Carrier
  • Mom's personal items
  • Partner personal items
  • Clothes
  • Toys & Activities for all children in the family

Planning Considerations

 

For Mom:

  • Know the risks of pre-term labor & talk with your provider
  • Program important phone numbers on your phone
  • Put together a transportation plan to your medical facility

For Family:

  • Know signs of labor & who to contact
  • Sign up for community alerts through your local emergency management agency
  • Text messaging is most reliable - know who & how to text

Community:

  • Educate emergency responders, case managers, & home visitors on considerations for pregnant women & newborns during an emergency. Know where to direct the families for appropriate care & assistance.

For more information visit:

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr

http://www.phe.gov/prep4moms

References

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/pregnant.asp

Administration for Children & Families - Infant Feeding During Disasters - https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/infant-feeding-during-disasters

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