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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 11:40 AM   1
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If you are an experienced driver, you can safely continue to drive your vehicle, but remember, your reaction has now become slower than it was before pregnancy. Avoid driving in traffic jams, obey all traffic rules and speed limits. Long movings are undesirable, try not to drive more than an hour succesively and no more than 2.5 hours per day. When driving back the driver’s seat should have a maximum comfortable position. The novice pregnant driver has to objectively evaluate her capabilities and degree of emotional stress, which exert to you at the driving time.Use seat belts.
My reactions are just the same.
Cant avoid traffic jams were i live.
Again, hard not to when you live in a area with alot of cars, could sit for up to 40mins go 3-5miles down the road.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 12:14 PM   2
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I'm not really getting the point of this post, not to mention the practicalities lol. My reaction times are just fine too. Please provide references to scientific research to back up these claims



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 14:58 PM   3
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The post is technically correct, just not something most women can realistically follow exactly. The reason for not going long distances is because you are at higher risk of blood clots and sitting in one position driving ups that risk. My doctor actually suggested I quit my job 4 months in to pregnancy with my son because I was driving 1 hour each way and she felt I was taking a big risk.

The practical solution is to stop and get out every 45 minutes to an hour and walk around for a few minutes. That will prevent blood pooling in your legs.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 18:32 PM   4
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Yes you shouldn't drive for more than an hour or two while pregnant, or atleast get out and take a walk if you have to go long distances. However, all women are different and their reaction is different. With my first pregnancy and this one, its the same. I have not noticed anything different with my reaction while pregnant. But for some it may be different.



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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 18:49 PM   5
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I haven't been able to drive in this pregnancy at all as I have had hyperemesis and a lot of fainting etc, now I find it too painful even sitting as a passenger for more than 10 minutes and I get so tired I def wouldn't risk it but in my last pregnancy I was driving right through, so I can't see it being a problem either for most people as long as they take breaks etc, I guess we all know what our limits are.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 21:38 PM   6
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I always quit driving towards the end of pregnancy, not because i find it dangerous, but because I can't get out of the car without help.. and if someone has to be with me they might as well drive since I hate driving!



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 21:48 PM   7
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I really did not know that driving was an issue during pregnancy. I don't drive much as I don't have my license, but its interesting none the less.



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 22:27 PM   8
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I found myself too paranoid of getting into accidents when I was pregnant to do much driving



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 01:21 AM   9
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I HAVE noticed this about myself. I drive very short distances or not at all.



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 04:21 AM   10
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I gotta say, that's the most random post I've ever seen for a first post!



 
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