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Is It Safe to Drive During the First Trimester of Pregnancy?

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When most people think about driving while pregnant, it’s the last couple of months that come to mind because of the size of the baby. However, there can be concerns about driving during the first trimester of pregnancy as well. Is it safe to do so?

Some reasons to avoid driving may include:

  • Nausea: One of the hallmarks of the first trimester of pregnancy for many moms is nausea. It’s common and there’s not a lot you can do about it. This can make it tricky to get behind the wheel. Many moms avoid driving if at all possible during the first few months because of the risk posed by the sudden onset of “morning sickness” and the potential for that to cause an accident.

  • Tiredness: Another common symptom experienced during the first trimester is feeling very tired. It can come on very suddenly, and it can be so severe that it’s difficult to keep your eyes open, let alone pay attention to the road. Again, this can make it risky to drive.

  • Your Doctor’s Orders: If your doctor has ordered you not to drive because of an underlying medical condition or a risk to the baby, follow those orders. Don’t get behind the wheel.

The Best Course of Action

While driving during the first trimester of pregnancy can be risky, most moms find that they can’t stop driving altogether. It’s best to simply exercise caution and know when you should and shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Plan for additional stops and delays as well, and if you feel tired or nauseous, pull over somewhere safe until it passes.

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