When a woman is pregnant, she certainly has a lot to concern herself with. It is not only a matter of preparing for the young child, is making sure that both she and the baby are safe and sound.
One of the things that a pregnant woman does on almost a daily basis is to get into a car and travel from point A to point B. When you are pregnant, it is important to consider special safety factors that will keep you and your unborn child safe. Here are a few to think about.
Don’t Drive – If you don’t have to drive in your last trimester, don’t do it. The steering will is far too close to the baby and even a small bump in a fender bender could spell disaster.
Wear Your Seatbelt Properly – Regardless of whether you drive or not, you need to know how to wear your seatbelt properly. Be sure to go under and around so that the strap doesn’t injure the baby in case of an accident.
Sit Back – When you’re wearing a seatbelt, even if you are wearing it properly, remain sitting upright. Leaning forward puts too much pressure on your belly.
Use a Bump Belt – Bump belts are specifically made for women who are pregnant. It is designed to go under the belly and keep the baby safe.
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