This is hardly news, but a semi-recent report published a few months ago in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reiterated that pregnant women should always wear seat belts when driving or riding in a car.
Researchers at the University of Michigan reported that 200 of the roughly 370 fetuses who die in car crashes in the US each year could be saved if Mom buckled up.
It has long been known that the biggest danger to a pre-born's health is harm to the Mom-to-be.
Yes, a seat belt can be uncomfortable, as they can be for many women, pregnant or not.
But they're a heck of a lot more comfortable than slamming your face into a steering wheel or dashboard.
Pregnant women should make sure the lap portion of the belt is below the tummy, and secure against the hip bones.
The shoulder strap should go between the breasts and to the side of the tummy, not across it.
Both portions should be snug, not loose, so the belt can do its job properly.
And Dad? Buckle up too.