Seat Belt Safety During Pregnancy
As your baby bump grows it may be increasingly uncomfortable to wear a seat belt, but your seat belt is key to you and your baby’s safety.
A few tips on how to protect your baby:
- Move Your Seat Back – Maintain at least a 10 inch distance between the center of your chest and the steering wheel. If you are petite, you can talk to your car dealer about installing a pedal extender.
- Wear Your Seat Belt Correctly - The shoulder belt should be between your breasts and away from your neck. Secure the lap belt below your belly, across your hips and pelvic bone.
- Keep Your Airbag On – Your airbag is more likely to protect, rather than hurt, both you and your baby in an accident.
Posted January 18, 2011