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Old 06-01-2005, 07:03 AM   #1
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So I Have to stop this now, Right?????

Hi all

This is what my sister

told me today.

I was wondering why no one else (obs and doc) did

Not tell me this before.

As I am well into my last trimester

sis said that I should have stopped driving by now

as if I get into an accident, my belly could be really hurt badly

as it's so close to steering wheel. So hubbie is going to have to chauffeur me around. ha ha!

When in your pregnancy, should one stop driving their car?????


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Old 06-01-2005, 07:05 AM   #2
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Re: So I Have to stop this now, Right?????

Sorry never heard of that! I would love it though-I hate driving!

Old 06-01-2005, 07:25 AM   #3
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My OB/GYN never told me to stop driving myself around even when I was having pre-term labor contractions. He just advised me to stop traveling long distances. It was actually my fiance who suggested I stop driving. He was terrified I would go into labor while driving by myself to the store and end up getting into an accident and hurting myself...and even worse our child. Unless your Dr. has told you to stop, it's really your call. But you do have to be weary of the other driver always.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:36 AM   #4
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I have never heard of this either. I read somewhere that as long as you can fit behind the wheel of the car you can drive unless a doctor tells you differently. I am 36 weeks, still driving and still working

Old 06-01-2005, 07:39 AM   #5
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As long as you are wearing a seatbelt you wouldn't hit the steering wheel anyhow in an accident.

Old 06-01-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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Ya my Doc told me that as long as the bottom of the belt is tucked under my belly, I'm ok!

Old 06-01-2005, 07:49 AM   #7
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This is my 4th pregnancy & I have never heard of this either. Right now I am 30 weeks & still driving. The only time the doc. told me I couldn't drive is right after my c-section. I always drive myself to all my my doctor appointments up until the very last one & my doctor knows this so it can't be true.


Old 06-01-2005, 07:56 AM   #8
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I've never heard that either. I don't have the luxury of being chauffeured around and
I've got to get to and from work everyday. I'm 36 weeks and plan on working right to
the end. However, if your husband is available to drive you around and you don't feel
it's to much of an inconvenience on him - let him do it.

Old 06-01-2005, 08:01 AM   #9
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That's funny you asked this because last week when I was picking up DS from school his teacher was like "Wow, you are still allowed to be driving?" I was like umm yes. I told my Mom about it and she said back when she was having children the doctors use to say you couldn't drive after a certain point but I've never heard of it before now. My doctor hasn't said anything either. Just wear your seatbelt!
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Old 06-01-2005, 10:44 AM   #10
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I am almost 33 wks pg now, and I still drive. Matter of fact when I was going in to be induced with my dd, I drove to the hospital lol, and that was only 3 days before my due date. that must be something of old fashion. Ask your doc and see what he tells you. good luck

Old 06-01-2005, 12:22 PM   #11
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Wear your seat belt and you should be fine. You mentioned the steering wheel hitting your belly. Your car should have air bags. And if you do get in an accident your baby is well cushioned in there and then your stomach would hit the air bag. Sounds okay to me. The only thing I do know is that sometimes people get burn marks from touching the air bag but those are like only on your skin. They don't get worse then that.

Old 06-01-2005, 01:20 PM   #12
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I had a look in one of my pregnancy books and the only thing it says about driving is to suggest that you don't try to drive yourself to hospital if you're actually in labour! LOL!

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