Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy

ByABC News
May 13, 2009, 2:51 PM

May 14 -- (HealthDay News) -- As a mom-to-be who is driving a car or a passenger, you're buckling up for two.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers these suggestions about using a safety belt during pregnancy:

  • Always use both the shoulder and lap portions of the belt.
  • Fasten the lap belt beneath your stomach -- never across.
  • Fasten the belt so that there is a snug fit across your body.
  • Never slip the shoulder belt under your arm; always make sure it is placed across your chest and fits between your breasts.
  • Let the top part of the shoulder belt rest across your shoulder, but don't let it rub against your neck.