(HealthDay News) -- Some pregnant women wonder if they should wear a seat belt while they're pregnant. Most experts say "yes," that it helps protect the woman and her unborn baby from injury in the event of an accident.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these additional tips:
- Always wear a three-point seat belt and put the lap belt under your belly.
- Do not turn off air bags, but do move your seat back as far as is comfortable.
- If you're not driving, sit in the back seat.
- If you are in a car crash, seek immediate medical attention, even if you don't feel injured.
- Call a doctor without delay if you have stomach pain, fluid leaking from the vagina, or you begin to have contractions.
-- Diana Kohnle
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