How to Drive Safe While Pregnant
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According to a study from the University of Michigan, pregnant women are involved in almost 170,000 car crashes every year. Also, research conducted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that car crashes can increase the risk of preterm labor and other dangerous complications.
Safety belt tips
If you're expecting, protect yourself and your precious passenger by wearing your safety belt correctly. Here's how:
Travel in vehicles equipped with three-point restraints. This system consists of a lap and shoulder belt.
Place the shoulder belt between your breasts and to the side of your belly. The belt should fall across the center of your shoulder and chest, away from your neck.
Do not wear the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back.
Secure the lap belt under your belly so it sits low on your hips.
Never let the lap belt lie across or above your stomach.
Adjust the belt's fit so it's snug but comfortable. If you travel during cold weather, warm up your vehicle before you get in so you can shed a heavy coat that might cause the belt to not fit properly.