Most people know they should wear their seat belt when riding in a car, but that's not enough if you're pregnant. You also need to know "how" to wear it. The lap belt should be positioned snugly and low across the pelvis below the baby, without padding which could make it slip up more easily in an accident. The shoulder belt should be worn as usual. One in 14 women will be in an accident during pregnancy, and the chances of injury to herself or her unborn child during a collision are far less from a seat belt than they are if she is thrown forward into the dashboard or hurled through the window.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McCall's Group

    342 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10073
  • Authors:
    • Lamberg, L
  • Publication Date: 1985-9

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  • Accession Number: 00495562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 435
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM