Everyone, including pregnant women, should wear a seatbelt when riding in a car. When used properly, seat belts help save lives and can lower the chances of you getting badly hurt in a car accident.
Depending on how badly you’re hurt, being in a car accident can increase your risk for serious complications during pregnancy, including:
Wearing your seatbelt correctly can help protect both you and your baby from injury. Wear your seatbelt all throughout your pregnancy any time you ride in a car.
If you’re in a car accident, get medical treatment quickly to make sure you and your baby are OK. If you have contractions, pain in your belly or blood or fluid leaking from your vagina, call your health care provider right away.
Here are some tips for safe driving during pregnancy:
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