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Im not sure if I'm going a bit crazy and overthinking things, but here's a thought that has crossed my mind quite a few times recently... Im wondering if I should have someone disable my steering-wheel airbag once I get bigger (I'm going to end up being huge b/c of twins). I'm worried that if I get into an accident (god forbid), the airbag may hurt the babies if it hits my stomach... I mean, they deploy with such force that they have been known to break noses and arms.<br><br>
I haven't done any research on it and am not really sure where to start. Has anyone come across anything that could be helpful on this subject or have any personal ideas/ opinions on the matter?
 

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That's a very good question! I'm going to ask my doctor about it when I see her in May. I'd like to know what other people think, too.
 

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I personally don't think it'd be a great idea. Without that airbag, your head could hit steering wheel/windshield/dashboard/etc. And if you die, the twins certainly aren't making it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I have a friend who was pregnant with twins when she was in a rollover accident. Thankfully, she and the babies were just fine (they were born about a month ago - perfectly healthy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">). Had anyone been in the passenger seat, they'd have been dead. That's how bad this car was crumpled up. Nothing happened to the babies though. The mom got a cut near her eye, and I think she had some cuts on her arm. But otherwise, she was fine. Her airbag worked perfectly.<br><br>
It's really amazing what our bodies can protect those babies from!
 

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I have an old car, so I don't have this issue, but my brother was in an accident going only 25 mph and he looked like he was taken into a back alley and beaten with a bat. YIKES! I would check too with the car manufacturer.
 

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Hatawa,<br><br>
It's funny you should say this because I had the very same thoughts last night. You know a mom of twins that I met recently REFUSED to drive anywhere in her third trimester for the same reason. I guess this isn't very uncommon.
 

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My doctor specificlly addresses this with me (its also in the book that comes with you car, likely. Doc told me to make sure my steering wheel was directed at my chest. That way, should the airbag deploy while pregnant, it would hit me in the right spot to prevent injury to me and to the baby. It seems that the chest is the area your air bag should be directed towards just for proper function anyhow.
 
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