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Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women
Date:12/22/2009

know from a study like this if an air bag deployment may have a minor affect on pregnancy."

But the study shows that there are no major risks with having an air bag deployed, he said.

"Since we know that an air bag deployed in a serious car crash can save your life, it would be unwise to avoid air bags and a theoretical risk of a minor complication," Fox said.

And, he added, "since we know that flying through a windshield is bad for both the mother and the baby, I would encourage people to have air bags."

More information

The Nemours Foundation has information on pregnancy precautions.



SOURCES: Melissa A. Schiff, M.D., M.P.H., professor, epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle; Nathan S. Fox, M.D., clinical assistant professor, obstetrics and gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City; Dec. 21, 2009, Obstetrics & Gynecology


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