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Position the seat belt correctly for the safety of the mother and unborn child. Never wear just the lap strap, and never sit on the lap strap while using just the shoulder strap. Both of these actions are extremely dangerous, and may increase the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident or during emergency braking.


Never place anything between an occupant and the seat belt in an attempt to cushion the impact in the event of an accident. An object placed in this position can be dangerous, and reduces the effectiveness of the seat belt in preventing injury.

Seat belt adjustment during pregnancy: Position the lap strap comfortably across the hips and beneath the abdomen. Place the diagonal part of the seat belt between the breasts and to the side of the abdomen.