Posted: 06/28/2012 - For pregnant women, evacuations can add an extra wrinkle to an already complicated and stressful situation. The organization Save the Children has provided a list of suggestions for expectant mothers during this wildfire crisis. Tips for expectant mothers: • When checking into a shelter or temporary housing, alert the staff if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. • If pregnant, seek prenatal care even if it is not with your usual provider. • Make sure health care providers at the shelter know about any special needs or health problems that you or your child have, or any medicines you might be taking (both over the counter and prescription.) • Pregnant women and children should stay indoors, if possible, to keep from breathing smoke or fumes. (This is true for anyone, not just pregnant women and children) • If you’re pregnant, rest often and get plenty of water.