What should I take with me during an emergency evacuation if I am pregnant?

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If you are pregnant and an evacuation is necessary due to a disaster, be prepared to go quickly and have your emergency supplies and other important items ready to go -- you may not have much time.

Take important documents with you. This includes the following:
  • identification for you and your children, such as birth certificates, social security cards and immigration papers
  • family medical records, including prenatal records and immunization records
  • health insurance identification cards for you and anyone who depends on you for care
  • a copy of a school record for each child (to prove your child's enrollment in a specific grade)
You will also need to do the following:
  • Bring funds in the form of cash, ATM/EBT cards, traveler's checks, credit cards or checkbooks.
  • Bring your cell phone and charger and the emergency check-in number for family members to call.
  • Bring keys to anything that is left behind -- your home, car, bank safe deposit box, post office box.
  • Bring prenatal vitamins and medicines with you. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines you may need for yourself and your family.
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