What's safe when you're driving and pregnant?

It is safe to drive while pregnant, but be cautious, as always!


Do you know what's safe in your car when you're pregnant? Take our quiz. First question, is it safe to wear a seatbelt? Always wear a seatbelt whether you're the driver or the passenger. Make sure the lap strap goes under your belly. [MUSIC] Across your hips, and as high as possible on your thighs. Place the shoulder strap between your breasts and off to the side of your stomach instead of directly across your stomach. Second question, is it safe to have airbags? [SOUND] Don't turn off your car's airbags since they also protect you and your baby from injury and death. Instead, tilt your seat away from the dashboard, and move it as far back as you can. Finally, is it safe to drive? Yes, it's safe to drive, but be cautious. This sounds like obvious advice, but a recent study found that women are more likely to have serious car crashes when they're pregnant, especially during the second trimester. Scientists aren't sure why, but they think it could be something to do with fatigue-causing hormones. So be safe and buckle up. [MUSIC] Ready for another pregnancy quiz? Check out parents.com/safeornot. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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