As some of you may know, I’m based in Nashville, TN, where we have had significant flood damage over the past several days. This seems like a good time, then, to share some resources about disaster/emergency preparedness.
Some resources specific to women:
womenshealth.gov: Disaster or Emergency Preparedness Plan for Women (includes information on breastfeeding during an emergency)
National Library of Medicine: Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (includes information for women and on pregnancy, as well as for individuals with disabilities, materials in Spanish, and other resources)
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses: Emergency Preparedness for Women & Infants (round-up of links to relevant CDC and other materials, clinical advisories, and journal articles)
CDC: Emergency Planning Tips If You’re Pregnant or Have Young Children