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Climate anxiety has attracted interest in the mainstream media. However, the impacts of climate change on maternal mental health have not been on the national radar. Mothers are the “CEOs of family health” – we are often the ones pushing vegetables and managing pediatric appointments. Heatwaves, air pollution (which is exacerbated by heat), storms, and wildfires add to the long list of considerations we have when it comes to protecting our families.

Can you imagine being pregnant or postpartum and forced into an evacuation center ?

We discuss this underexplored topic here: