Although the use of seatbelts cannot guarantee protection against fetal loss or injury, the risk is greatly increased if you choose not to wear them.
It is important to position your seatbelt properly. Use your seatbelt every time you ride in the car, even if it's "just down the block."
- Position the lap belt under your abdomen as low on your hips as possible. Never place the belt above your abdomen or at waist level, because this could increase the chance of injury during a collision.
- Place the shoulder belt between your breasts. Adjust your position in the seat so that the belt crosses your shoulder without irritating your neck.
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