The safest place in a car for a pregnant woman is in the back seat with a seat belt on; make sure the lap belt is tucked under your belly for maximum safety. If riding as a passenger in the front of the car, push the seat as far back as it will go and do not turn off the air bags.
Where should I sit in my car during early pregnancy?
If the lap portion is positioned across your belly, pressure from it could cause problems with the placenta and could hurt your baby. The diagonal shoulder portion of the belt should sit over your collarbone and between your breasts. Make sure you wear your seat belt as tight as possible.
How long can a pregnant woman sit in a car?
Third Trimester Travel
Complications such as hypertension, preterm labor, and premature rupture of membranes often come without warning and can occur quickly requiring medical attention. If you are 36 weeks or further we do not recommend any travel farther than two hours from home by car.
Is it safe to ride in a car while pregnant?
Is it safe to drive during pregnancy? Most of the time, yes — in a healthy pregnancy, driving is safe as long as you wear your seatbelt correctly. There are situations when you should let someone else get behind the wheel or skip the drive altogether.
Can you travel 8 months pregnant?
For healthy pregnant women, occasional air travel is almost always safe. Most airlines allow pregnant women to fly domestically until about 36 weeks of pregnancy. Your ob-gyn or other health care professional can provide proof of your due date if you need it.
When should pregnant not travel?
Generally, women are not allowed to travel by air after 36 weeks for domestic travel, and after 28 to 35 weeks for international travel. The decision on whether to travel and how far to travel at any time during pregnancy should be a joint decision between you and your healthcare provider or midwife.