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7 Hurricane Evacuation Tips for Expectant Mothers


With hurricane season reaching its peak, pregnant women and their families should take extra precautions to ensure a smooth evacuation. These tips can spare a new mother from unnecessary stress:

• Plan an alternate birth location

• Communicate your location with your healthcare provider

• Make copies of your prenatal care record and immunizations

• Identify local obstetricians and midwives in case you cannot reach your regular provider

• Create a family communication action plan

• Stock up on enough medications, including prenatal vitamins and prescriptions, to last two weeks

• Reduce stress. Early preparation and planning will help reduce stress levels

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Dr. Veronica Gillispie, MD, OBGYN, Ochsner Baptist

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