Driving While Pregnant? Car Crashes More Likely, Study Finds

May 12, 2014 4:08 PM

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Driving While Pregnant? Car Crashes More Likely, Study Finds

Pregnant women may be at a much higher risk of car crashes than those without babies on board, especially during the second trimester, according to a surprising new study that urges moms-to-be to drive extra carefully.

Women run a 42 percent increased relative risk of being in a motor vehicle accident when they’re pregnant than when they’re not — and the risk is especially acute during the first month of the second third of pregnancy.

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