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Disaster Preparedness Kit for Pregnant Women

Basics

  • Clean towels
  • Waterproof pads
  • Medium-sized bowl (for collecting the placenta)
  • Disposable gloves

For Baby

  • Breast pump and supplies
  • Newborn cap
  • Case of diapers
  • Hot water bottle (for warmth)
  • Suction bulb
  • Receiving blankets

For Mom

  • Cold packs
  • Acetaminophen
  • Sanitary pads

Cutting the Umbilical Cord

  • White shoelaces or cord clamps for tying off the umbilical cord
  • Sharp, clean scissors or unused razor blade for cutting the umbilical cord
  • Alcohol wipes for cleaning tools

After the Birth

  • Baby sling
  • Motherís milk - it's the best food for babies in an emergency!