It isn't always easy to drive when you're reaching for the steering wheel around the 25-pound obstacle your belly has become. Most women continue driving until the end of their pregnancies. However, studies have shown that expectant mothers are more apt to be involved in car accidents than women who aren't pregnant. Researchers believe this probably has something to do with driving under the influence of pregnancy hormones, which can make you feel dizzy, fatigued, nauseous, or unfocused. Although driving is safe for most women even in the last weeks of pregnancy, this is a good time to take extra safety precautions:
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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