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What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

What should I do if I'm in a car accident while I'm pregnant?

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What should I do if I'm in a car accident while I'm pregnant?

The Bump Expert

Getting into a car accident is right up there on the list of the biggest fears expectant moms have (along with delivery in the car on the way to the hospital and having your water break in the middle of a big work presentation). Two big factors are: How bad was the crash, and how far along are you? A simple fender bender, where you don’t have any symptoms -- especially in your first trimester -- can probably be handled with a follow-up call to your doc. She’ll help determine if you need to come in and if the baby needs to be monitored for a period of time following the accident.

But if the accident was more serious -- air bags deploy, you’re experiencing any vaginal bleeding, you end up getting treated for another issue, like a broken bone -- you should immediately go to the ER and get your OB involved right away. That’s especially true if you hit your abdomen against anything. There’s a chance the crash could cause placental abruption, meaning the placenta pulls away from the uterus, which would affect your baby’s blood supply, as well as some other potential internal trauma. And don’t ignore symptoms even if you don’t notice them for a day or two: You can still experience the initial effects of a motor vehicle accident up to seven days after it happens.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Travel Tips For Moms-to-Be

Is it safe for your air bag to deploy during pregnancy?

Avoiding preterm labor?

Melissa M. Goist, MD, assistant professor, obstetrics and gynecology, The Ohio State University Medical Center

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

You could talk to some people from used car Palm Beach. I'm sure that they do have the experience and have probably heard such stories. Hope you find my advice useful. Be safe!!

ZZtop100 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

There's not that much you can do if you're pregnant and you get into a car accident, as long as you're there it's already too late, and you'd better leave it to the doctors. I read an article on partsgeek.com about the top fears people have about driving, and getting into an accident is in the top 3. I think your best option is to stay safe by avoiding any situation that would make you vulnerable to an accident. This isn't always possible, so when you absolutely must take a car, avoid driving, take a cab instead and avoid the front seat by all means.

kci15 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

My aunt was involved in a car accident while being pregnant, it was a shock for everyone to hear that she hit a man on the street, she was innocent but after that she searched for travel trailer parts, repaired it and sold. Since then she never used a car, it was a big shock for her and she is afraid to drive cars.

miracraig |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

In my opinion, it is always best to get a proper check up if involved in an accident no matter how trivial it may seem. A life is at stake here and it is better to err on the side of caution as insurance.

CaraVan123 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

what the heck is this MD talkin about? it doesnt matterhw big or how small the accident is or if the airbags deploy or not . a pregnant woman should ALWAYS go get checked by a doctor or go to the ER to be monitored to make sure you and your baby are ok. ths doctor doesnt even mention "silent abruption" which is where the mother could be bleeding internally which can easily be missed by a regular check up by a doctor. LADIES, GO GET CHECKED OUT NO MATTER WHAT !

ashwoods11 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

I can't think of what to do if my wife will suffers a car accident during pregnancy. I guess I'll collapse first and then only after I'll try to think logical. I'm a persuading husband and my wife never leaves home without a roadtrip guide. I know it isn't enough, but there's nothing one can do against the bad luck.

TawnyCollyn |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

This is one of the worse fears too. I am actually making efforts to secure my car because I realize every time I am driving I am putting myself to a risk. I even made some new orders on bmw m3 performance parts, my husband will install the new safety parts, we're all set on that.

lennn |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

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mikehussy36 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

I was afraid to drive while I was pregnant.I was always scared that someone could hit my car, especially after I saw a presentation at an automobile donation event where the people tryed to tell us what cars are safe to drive.

ioana06 |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

You should be careful not to have an accident. I also had an accident last year with my BMW, luckily I wasn't injured but my car is was a wreck. buying bmw parts is very expensive so I've spent lots of money until I got it repaired.

deanjohnson |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

Precisely because this is not your own life we are talking about, but also the life of your baby, you need to cover the every day risks with a life insurance contract that will make you rest assured in the evening that nothing bad can happen to your baby and that the financial future of your family is safe. This basically means you`ll have enough money to take care of your family in case anything might happen and you won`t be able to work anymore.

conquerer |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

There's not that much you can do if you're pregnant and you get into a car accident, as long as you're there it's already too late, and you'd better leave it to the doctors. I read an article on this site about the top fears people have about driving, and getting into an accident is in the top 3. I think your best option is to stay safe by avoiding any situation that would make you vulnerable to an accident. This isn't always possible, so when you absolutely must take a car, avoid driving, take a cab instead and avoid the front seat by all means.

MotorTradeGal |

What to do in a car accident while pregnant?

If there is no way to avoid travelling bar car, take the best preventative measures, I recently read an article on this car enthusiast website that explained the proper way for a pregnant women to fasten their seat belts- it should never be over the center of the belly!

ChildrenAreOurFuture |