Please Follow Us

Friday, December 25, 2009

Is Airbags Safe for Pregnant Women?

1. I know a lot of people, including me are wondering the safety of pregnant women when using safety belts in the vehicle. At the moment I have a pregnant wife with me and she always said that she was not comfortable with the safety belt. She said the safety belts will jeopardy her and the baby.

Airbag Men Women2. So what is the truth then? Here is the answer based on the study which was published in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. I hope this information will help you and certainly give some ideas what to tell to your spouse or to yourself (the readers might be the pregnant women too).

LOS ANGELES: Airbags appear safe for pregnant women and the babies they're carrying, a new study shows. Although it has been established that air bags save lives in car crashes, there has been a lingering question whether the devices might also protect pregnant women and unborn children.

In the new study, reported in China's Xinhua news agency, researchers at the University of Washington found that "pregnant occupants of motor vehicles with air bags were not at increased risk for pregnancy complications" such as Ceasarean delivery, foetal distress and low birth weight.

The researchers collected data on 2,207 pregnant women involved in car accidents, comparing the outcome of accidents in cars with and without air bags. They found no increased risk for injury to the mother or foetus related to whether the car had air bags or didn't, Xinhua said, citing the study.

They did find a 70% increase in pre-term labour and a threefold increase in foetal death among those in accidents in which air bags were deployed, compared with cars without air bags. However, the lead researcher Dr. Melissa A. Schiff, a professor of epidemiology, said the findings were not statistically significant.

"These findings were inconclusive because we really had too small a sample size," she said.

More study will be needed to see if there really is a connection between air bag deployment and pre-term labor or foetal death, she added.

"Air bags are safe for most outcomes, but the best protection for pregnant women comes from wearing a seat belt," Schiff said.

News Resource: Thestar Online

If you like this post, please LIKE Road Safety Talks Facebook Page and SUBSCRIBE to the Road Safety Talks RSS feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.

2 comments:

jannahani said...

oteque,bila ur wife deliver? congrats

Layalina Hookah Tobacco Smooth Flavor said...

These hookah are manufactured by Khalil Mamoon Which is the most notable hookah manufacturer in Egypt and is becoming very well known for their quality production of hookahs here in the U.S.

http://www.maharajahookah.com/khalil-mamoon-hookah/cat_20.html
http://www.maharajahookah.com/khalil-mamoon-hookah/pear-black-hookah/prod_414.html

Khalil Mamoon Hookah
Pear Black Hookah - Khalil Mamoon