Seatbelts are just as important for pregnant moms as everyone else—but make sure you’re wearing it right. More in week 21.
As your belly expands, you have probably had to make some adjustments in your clothing. But what about your seatbelt? If you’ve opted to skip wearing your seatbelt because you are afraid you are going to hurt your baby, think again. The belt cannot hurt your baby, and if you are in an accident without one on you have a much higher chance of being injured, and your baby does too. As long as you keep the lap belt low on your hip bone below your belly with the shoulder strap in its normal position, you are fully protecting yourself and your little one!
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020