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#Prep4Moms: Be Ready!

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#Prep4Moms: Be Ready!

Packing and planning for disasters while pregnant

  • Insurance documents
  • Medical records
  • Health professional emergency contact information
  • Prescription medicine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First aid kit
  • Pen and paper
  • Flashlight
  • Diaper and baby wipes
  • Clothes
  • Swaddle
  • Baby carrier
  • Mom personal items
  • Partner personal items
  • Clothes
  • Toys & activities for al children in the family.

Planning Considerations:

  • For Mom
    • Know the risks of preterm 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 managment 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 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr and http://www.phe.gov/prep4moms

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  • This page last reviewed: September 02, 2015