(NHTSA has since redesigned their site but we captured a picture of the whole page before they changed it and you can see it here.)
- “Motor vehicle crashes account for four of five deaths that occur among unborn babies of pregnant women who experience trauma.” — Journal of the American Medical Association
- “Automobile crashes are the largest single cause of death for pregnant women and the leading cause of traumatic fetal injury mortality in the United States.” — U. S. National Library of Medicine
- “Pregnant women who are hospitalized following motor vehicle crashes are at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, even if they are not seriously injured or not injured at all.” — Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
- “Information and research needed to help reduce risks to women and fetus from motor vehicle injury during pregnancy.” — Journal of the American Medical Association
NPR – (5/12/14) While this article doesn’t mention the Tummy Shield, it does describe a Canadian study that shows women in the 2nd trimester are more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle crash. Tummy Shield can help protect mom and baby in the increased likelihood of a crash.
USA Today – (11/27/09) Researchers trying to protect pregnant drivers. Researchers and car manufacturers realize seat belts aren’t the optimal answer to safety for pregnant women and although it’s the best safety device they have, they could make it better.