The Risk Of Driving While Pregnant

Let’s focus on pregnant women and the risk of driving. Is there one?

Researchers from the University of Toronto studied the health records of half a million women – before and after they were pregnant.

And the result? A woman’s risk of being in a car accident jumps over 40% while she’s pregnant.

So, why’s getting behind the wheel while pregnant so dangerous? It can be because of raging hormones. Researchers say hormone changes cause pregnant women to suffer from mood swings, fatigue, insomnia, and stress. That’s a recipe for distracted driving.

The research also found that it’s most dangerous during the second trimester. …read more