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March 13, 2013IA |  By: Campbell

Moms To-Be Buckle Up

Expecting mothers may worry that wearing a seatbelt can harm their unborn child if involved in a car accident, but a recent study would beg to differ.

The study finds that not wearing a seatbelt will increase the chance of losing a child than if the mother was restrained. Brandi Thompson with Safe Kids Iowa says the best way to properly protect the unborn child is to protect the mom-to-be by knowing the right and wrong way of putting on a seatbelt.

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Expecting mothers also worry impact with the air bag will cause injury to the unborn child, but Thompson adds this is also unfounded. She adds it is never a bad idea though, to keep as much space as possible between the mother and the airbag.