Monday, January 5, 2009

Mom-To-Be in Car

• Pregnant women should always wear the lap belt under the stomach and the shoulder belt above the stomach
• The belt should be worn low over the pelvic bones and not against the soft stomach area
• The belt should be snug, without being uncomfortable. Worn properly, the seat belt will not harm the baby
• Never wear the belt across your belly - during a crash, the sudden jolt could cause the placenta to separate from your uterus.

Remember, the bones, muscles, organs and amniotic fluid in your body provide a cushion for your baby and help keep her safe. That means the best way to protect your growing baby is to protect yourself - by wearing a seatbelt.

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