Labor in and of itself can be a stressful, intense event. But for many moms-to-be, their reality and impending labor is more intense than they ever thought, and there's nothing they can do about it. With the number of hurricanes hitting the coast this season, the scary fact is that some women will go into labor in the middle of a terrifying storm. Luckily, as is the case for every family in a hurricane's path, being prepared can put the odds in your favor. Asking what to do if you go into labor during a hurricane is a scary yet necessary question for all expecting moms to think through, so that you and your baby can stay as safe as possible during the storm.
No woman expects her labor to happen during a dangerous storm, but in some areas, it's a reality that must be prepared for. According to BabyMed, the common myth that hurricanes can cause women to go into labor is likely just that — a myth — yet some women will go into labor naturally or via induction during a hurricane. These expert-recommended natural disaster safety steps will help you plan ahead in case your baby decides to make a stormy entrance.