ODPEM Government of Jamaica
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
Search:   Go
Disasters Do Happen
 
Hurricane Precautions for Pregnant Women

If in advanced stage of pregnancy, that is 7-9 months, there are specific precautions to be taken.

  1. Be sure to have necessities for the birth of your baby and yourself packed in a waterproof bag.
  1. Visit the doctor before hurricane strikes to ensure that baby and self are well.
  1. Pack medical insurance card and baby's things together.
  1. Keep extra supply of any special medication needed.
  1. If you live far from the hospital or nursing home where you are to be delivered, arrange to stay with a friend or relative who lives closer.
  1. If your house does not offer adequate protection, leave for one that is safer.
  1. If you live alone get a friend or relative to stay with you or move to one of their homes before the hurricane begins.
  1. If you live in a flood prone area or one likely to be affected by storm surge, plan to move to a safer area. 

 

Return to Hurricane Precautions for Specific Groups

 

Important Notices | Help | © 2008, Government of Jamaica.All Rights Reserved