Alert for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women who plan to deliver their baby at a Jackson Health System facility should check with their physician and report to the hospital only if advised to, prior to the start of inclement weather.
Below are some guidelines for pregnant women of who should come to the hospital if a hurricane warning is issued:
• You are carrying multiple babies (twins, triplets, etc.) and are at least 34 weeks into pregnancy
• You have placental implantation abnormalities, such as placenta previa, and are at least 28 weeks into pregnancy
• You have a history of preterm labor
• You are referred to the hospital by a treating physician
If you are admitted, please bring your identification, prescription medications, extra clothes, bedding or flashlights that you might want, non-perishable food and money, in case you decide to purchase extra food. Due to space limitations, we can only accommodate one guest per patient.
If you have any questions, please call Jackson’s Maternity Hurricane Information Hotline at 305-585-BABY (305-585-2229), which will be activated prior to the hurricane. In the event of a hurricane warning, patients who meet any of the above criteria may register in the OB Triage Unit located on the fourth floor of Holtz Children’s Hospital (East Tower) at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
If you plan to deliver your baby at Jackson North Medical Center or Jackson South Community Hospital and you have questions about hurricane admission criteria, please call the following numbers for additional information: