Danger to unborn babies prevented by Clippasafe Bump Belt

For pregnant women, seat belts positioned over the abdomen are not only uncomfortable, but also pose a significant risk to a foetus in the event of an abrupt stop.

The pressure of the seat belt can cause significant harm and even fatality to the unborn infant, as it is absorbed through the abdomen and womb instead of the hips.

The Bump Belt from Clippasafe is a simple yet effective way to protect unborn babies from the potential danger posed by a seatbelt in the event of a vehicle collision. It is designed to reduce the movement of seat belts over the abdomen, avoiding the need for constant re-positioning. Suitable for use from two months pregnant and up to birth, the Bump Belt is used with a regular seat belt to help keep the strap in the safest place.

Dr. Karen Joash, Consultant Obstetrician at the Portland Hospital in London explained the danger posed by incorrectly positioned seatbelts: “It’s similar to being struck across the bump with extreme force and pressure. Major injuries can lead to the waters breaking too early. It can also result in placental injuries leading to bleeding and early placental separation, reducing the oxygen supply and in extreme injuries – unfortunately the death of the unborn baby.”

Research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that female drivers in their second trimester of pregnancy are 42% more likely to be involved in a multi-vehicle collision. The research suggests the increase could be due to cognitive lapses that occur during pregnancy as well as fatigue, sleep deprivation and nausea. This makes it even more vital for women to protect their bumps whilst driving or travelling in a car.

Designed to be as comfortable and simple to use as possible, the Bump Belt has undergone independent testing to ensure it doesn’t affect the effectiveness and integrity of the seat belt, meaning that mother and baby can both be protected in the event of a collision.

The Bump Belt has an RRP of £24.99 and is part of the extensive auto range.


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