Pregnancy is a very beautiful and exciting period in any woman’s life, but on the other hand, it can be stressful because it is the phase where she needs to be very careful for both her baby and herself, because everything that affects her, will affect the baby as well.
First of all, she needs to eat a good and healthy diet, she needs to walk carefully, she mustn’t lift heavy things, etc. All these are just some basic things that every girl knows, but there are some other things that women generally ignore or forget during pregnancy, and one of them is car safety.
The Center For Disease Control and Prevention states that even 32,800 pregnant women are injured due to lack of car safety and most of them have to lose their babies. Car safety is an extremely important and life-saving thing during pregnancy. In order to learn how to stay safe and protect your baby, read the following tips:
- BUCKLE UP
The National Highway Safety Admin istration reports that in most of the cases, pregnant women use their seat belt wrongly, which is very dangerous for their baby.
Right way of wearing seat belt – The seat belt must be worn across the chest, but the lab belt should be placed under the belly. Make sure to place your belt under your belly, not across the belly, because it can harm the baby.
- AVOID DRIVING
When your belly is big enough, you should avoid driving as much as you can, because due to your big belly, there is a very little gap that remains between your belly and the steering wheel. In this condition, even a small crush is very dangerous for you and your baby because it can make steering wheel to rush into your belly. As you can see, avoiding driving is necessary to keep yourself away from steering wheel.
- DON’T LEAN FORWARD
Always wear your seat belt while travelling with your car because it will protect you in a case of a crash. However, when you have your seat belt on, you shouldn’t lean forward, becase this creates an excessive pressure in your belly which is not good for your baby. Leaning forward while wearing seat belt has same effect on your baby as wearing seat belt across the belly.