Pregnancy no excuse for not wearing a seatbelt - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/18/09

Pregnancy no excuse for not wearing a seatbelt

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By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One thing pregnant women can't afford to go without is a seat belt.

Some women say they don't wear it while they're pregnant because they're worried it could hurt the baby in a crash, but after studying more than 2 million car accident injuries, researchers at Wake Forest University say that's a really bad idea. 

Instead, the pregnant women who were involved in car crashes were significantly less likely to have pregnancy complications when they were wearing a seat belt.  Those who combined a seat belt with an air bag had the very least amount of complications.

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