Women can come up with all sorts of excuses not to buckle up — wet nails, crying baby or it only being a short drive. But the law to use your belts becomes extra important when you've got precious cargo in your belly.

To ensure safety for you and your bump,


When you finally get yourself into the car seat, bring the belt buckle low so that it rests across the hips, not the belly. Place the shoulder strap between the breasts to provide balanced restraint.

If you are going on a long road trip, make sure to stop every couple of hours so you can stretch and get the blood circulating.