Car safety

Correct use of seatbelts during pregnancy 

The safest way for a pregnant woman to wear a seat belt, is to place the shoulder strap or sash part of the seatbelt over the top of your uterus, between your breasts and across your collar bone. The strap should rest over your shoulder and not your neck. The lap part of your seatbelt should be as low as possible and fit snuggly under your uterus and across your hips. Your seatbelt should be worn as firmly as possible.

Child safety restraints

Queensland legislation requires that all children up to seven years of age are to be secured in an approved child restraint that is installed according to the manufacturers’ instructions. For detailed information about carrying your child in the appropriate restraint please see Kidsafe Queensland’s brochure, Carrying your child safely: A guide to child restraints.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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