Information for Pregnant Women
Emergencies can be a scary and stressful time, especially for pregnant women or women with infants or children. Though you may feel it is impossible to be ready for unexpected events, being prepared can help you avoid stress and put you in a better position to handle emergencies.
If you are pregnant or someone with infants or young children, find out how to plan for an emergency or disaster. This fact sheet will help you prepare for emergency birth, prepare for an emergency or disaster, evacuate, stay in a shelter or place other than your home, be prepared during and just after a disaster, and recover after a disaster.
Protecting Your Health During a Disaster
Information about Specific Emergencies & Disasters
- Possible Health Effects of Radiation Exposure on Unborn Babies
- Prenatal Radiation Exposure: A Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
- Questions and Answers About Smallpox Vaccination while Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Fact Sheet: Smallpox Vaccination Information for Women Who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
General Preparedness Information
- Emergency Preparedness and You
- Pregnancy and Disaster Information from the March of Dimes
- National Women's Health information Center
- La Leche League*
Information for Non-Obstetric Health Providers
Learn the critical reproductive health care messages for women and their health care providers, the critical issues for prenatal care, and the signs and symptoms require emergency obstetric services.
- Critical Needs in Caring for Pregnant Women During Times of Disaster for Non-Obstetric Health Care Providers
- Page last reviewed: January 31, 2014
- Page last updated: September 10, 2015
- Content source:
- CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
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