Natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes and floods, can be unpredictable and devastating. Learn some tips to get prepared and keep yourself and your family safe before, during and after a disaster.
"Although most women do not go into labor during emergencies
and most of those who do can get to a hospital or
birth center, recent events have raised concerns about what
to do if travel is not possible. Being prepared can help. The
information here includes a list of supplies and
directions for managing"
Unexpected events—such as earthquakes, fl oods, and terrorist attacks—can cause widespread problems.
Although these situations are rare, you can plan for labor and birth at home if a disaster prevents you from
getting to a hospital or birth center. Birth has occurred in homes for centuries and can be very safe if you are