So “Driving While Pregnant” is a thing.
New research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that women who are in their second trimester of pregnancy are 42% more likely to get involved in a serious multi-car crash.
The data impacted all groups of pregnant second-trimester women across different socioeconomic and racial groups.
Researchers stopped short of recommending that pregnant women not drive but instead warned that they should be extra mindful of the risk while driving.
“It amounts to about 1 in 50 statistical risk of the average women having a motor vehicle crash at some point during her pregnancy,” Donald Redelmeier of the University of Toronto said in a release.
Read more about the findings HERE.