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What to Do if You Go Into Labor During a Winter Storm

Going Into Labor During A Storm

Having a baby in the winter poses a number of unique issues (especially in New York City), the biggest of which is the possibility of going into labor during a storm. Winter storms often bring large amounts of snow and wind, making traveling difficult. New Hope Fertility Center wants to give you a number of things that you can do to help prepare for going into labor during a storm.

Preparing for Going into Labor during a Storm

No matter what time of year you’re scheduled to deliver, there are some things that are common for all women. You should pack a bag. You should have a list of emergency contacts. You should have items to bring your baby home in, including a car seat. For women who are delivering in the winter months, there is another consideration, storm preparedness.Snow-hat.png

  • When winter storms are approaching, take the steps necessary to have your car covered. Not being packed with snow can help you get moving faster.
  • Keep winter supplies such as shovels and kitty litter nearby so that you can dig out and get traction if you need to the hospital.
  • Allow yourself extra time to get to the hospital instead of laboring at home. This can help to ensure that you can make it to the hospital with enough time.
  • Keep emergency supplies such as blankets, towels, water and flashlights in the car in the event that you are unable to make it to the hospital on time.
  • If you have family or friends that have 4x4 vehicles, ask if they can be your transportation in the event of a winter storm.
  • Speak with your doctor and hospital about their plan for deliveries in winter storms.
  • Know your closest hospital and other medical options. During a winter storm, you may not be able to make it to your original hospital. Knowing other options ahead of time can keep you calm during an emergency situation.
  • If you need assistance and cannot get out during the storm, call 911. Rescuers can get to you even if you can’t get to them.

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