Driving When Pregnant
Mamas&Papas|October 2018
Driving When Pregnant

Travel by car is a good option for pregnant women, says Melissa Jane Cook, but there are a few things to consider to ensure a comfortable and safe journey for both mother and baby.

Melissa Jane Cook

If you are pregnant for the first time, it is natural to be concerned about the wisdom of driving with a growing belly. The good news is that, as long as you’re feeling fit and can perform all the obvious functions of a regular driver (reach the pedals, reach the steering wheel, etc.), you should be able to from continue with your normal routine for the majority of your pregnancy. Being safe in the car is important at all times, and even more so when you are carrying a baby, so listen to your body, know your limitations and consider the following pregnancy-specific conditions.



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October 2018