Preparedness tips for pregnant moms & families with infants from APHA's Get Ready and March of Dimes

Be prepared for disasters

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Disaster preparedness is important for pregnant moms and families with infants
Are you a pregnant woman, or a parent with an infant? Do you know what to do in case of a disaster? Emergencies and disasters can be stressful, especially if you are pregnant or caring for an infant. Making plans ahead of time and knowing what to do when a disaster occurs can help keep you safe during an emergency.

Our new fact sheet series from APHA's Get Ready campaign and the March of Dimes provides basic, easy-to-read information on what you need to know before, during and after a disaster or other emergency.

Developed with the March of Dimes California Chapter, the fact sheets include general information as well as tips for specific disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. Read and download the fact sheets below.

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Get more preparedness info
For even more fact sheets on preparedness — including a detailed emergency supply list — visit the Get Ready fact sheet page and our Get Ready Parents Page.

And while you're here, take a look at our Get Ready Tips from Tots Preparedness Photo Contest. Your baby could star in our new calendar!

 

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Listen to our podcast
Get tips on preparedness for pregnant women and families with infants in our new podcast with the March of Dimes.

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Q&A: What do I need to do?
Get quick tips for preparing for disasters in this Q&A with the March of Dimes. Especially for pregnant women and families with infants!


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Read our chat on Facebook!
Get Ready campaign and the March of Dimes led a Facebook chat on preparedness for pregnant women and families with infants. Check out the archived discussion:

• Why is it important for pregnant women & parents of infants to be prepared? Read replies

• What special risks are there? Read replies

• What’s the most important thing pregnant moms and parents with infants can do to be ready for disasters? Read replies

• What special supplies are needed? Read replies

Free fact sheets to print and share

Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: General

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English PDF or Spanish PDF*
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Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: Supplies

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Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: Hurricanes

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or read the text


Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: Tornadoes

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or read the text

Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: Wildfires

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or read the text

Preparedness facts for pregnant women & families with infants: Earthquakes

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or read the text

*Note: Updated Spanish version coming soon

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For more information on healthy pregnancies and babies, visit the March of Dimes website.

 

Note: The English-language versions of these fact sheets were updated September 2014