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#1 of 3 Old 06-18-2012, 04:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello. My partner is pregnant, with twins. She is coming up on 16 weeks, but definately showing with quite a belly.

 

Is there a specific and safest way to wear a seatbelt while pregnant?

Some way that is safest for Mom and babies?

Does it change as the babies and belly get bigger?

 

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There is a Way to wear a seatbelt to maximize safety but it is the same for everyone, not just pregnant women. The diagonal part of the belt which runs from shoulder to hip should rest between the breasts. The lap sash should rest under the bump, across the hips. This minimizes the force applied to soft tissue in the event of a sudden deceleration and allows the bony structures to take most of the pressure.

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There is a Way to wear a seatbelt to maximize safety but it is the same for everyone, not just pregnant women. The diagonal part of the belt which runs from shoulder to hip should rest between the breasts. The lap sash should rest under the bump, across the hips. This minimizes the force applied to soft tissue in the event of a sudden deceleration and allows the bony structures to take most of the pressure.

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For pregnancy (and for people who are very overweight, or who carry their weight in their bellies), this means that buckling in is a little bit more than just 'click and go'.  Take your lap belt portion and physically move it down under your pregnant belly so it's on your hips and not resting over the belly.   Then pull up on the shoulder belt to tighten. 


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