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Does frequent driving long distances by a pregnant woman cause unusual stress on the unborn child?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
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When you sit in a car for a long time, there is a risk that you could prevent good circulation to your legs and the baby's placenta.
When the blood cannot get back into your system from long sitting then you can get a blood clot. The reduced blood flow could also decrease blood flow to the baby. We usually suggest that pregnant women walk around every 30-45 minutes to prevent problems.

In brief: Partially

When you sit in a car for a long time, there is a risk that you could prevent good circulation to your legs and the baby's placenta.
When the blood cannot get back into your system from long sitting then you can get a blood clot. The reduced blood flow could also decrease blood flow to the baby. We usually suggest that pregnant women walk around every 30-45 minutes to prevent problems.
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