The change in risk of maternal complication was the greatest in women of lower socioeconomic status. “That surprised us a bit,” Aagaard says. Women who saw more impact of the storm on their homes and possessions, though, did not have a higher risk for complications. There are two potential interpretations for that result, she says. Even though multiple people experienced the same event, they might not all perceive it in the same way. And secondly, the overall complication rate and the population-level effect of the storm may have been high enough that the degree people were affected might not have mattered.