There may be nothing more important than the safety of an unborn child in the mind of its mother. That is why some mothers may be concerned over the use of seat belts when driving. An expanding belly may make the use of seat belts increasingly uncomfortable. Nevertheless, the March of Dimes still recommends the use of seat belts by pregnant women. When preparing for the birth of your baby, you may want to check with your Dallas insurance agent to make sure you have the auto insurance coverage you need for your family.
According to the March of Dimes, approximately 170,000 pregnant women are involved in auto accidents each year; therefore it is important for women at all stages of pregnancy to wear seat belts. The March of Dimes also recommends that you drive with 10 inches between your belly and the steering wheel if you are pregnant. You may need to continue to adjust your seat as your pregnancy progresses to maintain a safe distance between your belly and the steering wheel.
The March of Dimes further recommends that you place the shoulder strap across your chest and not under your arm. Also, the lap belt should go under your belly and over your hips, but not on top of your belly. On long trips, you may want to make frequent stops to stretch, walk around and keep your blood circulating.
There are a whole lot of things that might need updating now! Your Dallas insurance agent may assist you with updating other policies along with your auto insurance as you prepare for the birth of your little one.