An unexpected and unwanted guest could arrive this week, hurricane Dorian.
Hopefully, Hurricane Dorian does not make landfall. However, here are some recommendations for our pregnant patients, if a hurricane or tropical storm warning becomes in effect in our area:
- If you are more than 2 weeks away from your due date (38 weeks or less), follow evacuation instructions and go to a safe shelter.
- If you have had a high-risk pregnancy with active preterm labor, placenta previa, or some other unstable condition, please call for instructions.
- If you are less than two weeks away from your due date (38weeks or more) and have had cervical dilation and contractions, call for instructions; otherwise go to a safe shelter.
- Please do not call the office or hospital unless it is necessary, as this will overload our ability to handle those patients who do need care.
- If you are having an emergency and cannot reach us, go to the hospital.
- Take an adequate supply of medications with you if you evacuate the area.
- If you are instructed to go to the hospital, there will not be space for your family members other than your spouse. All other members should report to a safe shelter.
The staff of Women’s Health Partners