Monday, October 20th, 2014

Expectant Mothers Encouraged To Buckle Up

Pregnant-Driver-seat-beltExpectant mothers worry that having a seat belt buckled can damage their unborn child in a crash, but a new study finds that not wearing a seat belt actually increases the chances of losing the pregnancy than if the mother is restrained. 

Brandi Thompson with Safe Kids USA says the best way to protect the unborn child is to protect the mom-to-be – although there is a right and wrong way to put on a seat belt if you are pregnant.

The study found that overly cautious, first-time mothers are more likely to drive unrestrained and that women with other children are typically prompted to put on their own seat belt when they are in the habit of putting their other children in child safety seats.

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