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Is it important to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Anyone in doubt of the benefits of wearing seat belts should check government sources and vital statistics data for more information, eg, national highway traffic safety administration.
http://www.nhtsa.gov/.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Anyone in doubt of the benefits of wearing seat belts should check government sources and vital statistics data for more information, eg, national highway traffic safety administration.
http://www.nhtsa.gov/.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The present configuration of lap & shoulder belt is quite safe in pregnancy.
You need to be sure to keep back from the air bags which can be an issue if you sit forward.Keep the seat as far back as comfortable & try to stay back from the steering wheel.The lap shoulder set up was designed in the late 50's after a car exec's wife almost lost her baby to a single belt system.

In brief: Yes

The present configuration of lap & shoulder belt is quite safe in pregnancy.
You need to be sure to keep back from the air bags which can be an issue if you sit forward.Keep the seat as far back as comfortable & try to stay back from the steering wheel.The lap shoulder set up was designed in the late 50's after a car exec's wife almost lost her baby to a single belt system.
Dr. James Ferguson
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