▫️Proper Body Mechanics = No Leaning Over or Hunched.
▫️When you get out of the car = No Twists and/or Turns.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▫️COME OUT ALL AT ONCE LIKE YOU’RE WEARING A PENCIL SKIRT.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
FAQ For Car Safety—
What should I know about air bags when I travel in a car?
Follow these tips if your car has air bags:
Keep 10 inches between the steering wheel and your breastbone.
If the car has an air bag “on/off” switch, check to be sure it is turned to “on.”
As your belly grows, you may not be able to keep as much space between you and the steering wheel. If the car has a tilt steering wheel, make sure it is angled toward your breastbone, not your belly or head.
Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy?
Although the baby is protected inside your body, you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are pregnant for the best protection—even in the final weeks of pregnancy. You and your baby are much more likely to survive a car crash if you are buckled in.
How should I wear a seat belt while I am pregnant?
When wearing a seat belt, follow these rules:
Buckle the lap belt below your belly so that it fits snugly across your hips and pelvic bone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Place the shoulder belt across your chest (between your breasts) and over the mid-portion of your collar bone (away from your neck).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Never place the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pull any slack (looseness) out of the belt.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌿By Christy Gochez
Certified Childbirth Educator
Certified Advanced Doula