September is National Preparedness Month and I’m participating in the #Prep4Moms twitter chat which is scheduled for September 3rd from 1-2pm Eastern Time. It’s sponsored by PHE.gov*. I hope you’ll join us and find some other ways that pregnant and new moms can prepare for disasters.
The best way to overcome overwhelm is to plan ahead. The topics we’ll be discussing include:
- 1:05 – 1:15
- How can I keep my baby and I safe and healthy during a disaster?
- How do I know if something is wrong while pregnant and I need a doctor? What risks increase during a disaster?
- How can I plan to feed my baby safely during a disaster? Does breastfeeding make a difference?
- How can I best plan to cope with a chronic condition, pregnancy complications or the special needs of my child in a disaster?
- Disasters can be particularly stressful for pregnant women and new moms. How can they cope?
Please come and share your ideas to help moms prepare for a disaster with infants. If you find this post after the event is finished, I will post a link to the ideas we discussed here.
*PHE.gov provides information on public health emergency preparedness, response & recovery.
This chat will have representatives from the following agencies and websites:
Public Health Emergency.gov @, American Academy of Pediatrics @, Everyday Health.com @ , The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services @, Texas Children’s Hospital @, US Department of Agriculture @, Center for Disease Control @cdcgov. PreparendessMama @, What to Expect.com @
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