Driving While Pregnant: Protect Your Placenta

African American pregnant womanThings can change in the blink of an eye or change of a stop light. After singer Ciara was involved in a car accident during her pregnancy she tweeted, “Thankful For God’s Grace, and Amniotic Fluid,” following the scare.

“Ciara and the baby are doing well,” her rep Lauren Ceradini added in a statement to USA TODAY. “The driver was illegally in the bus lane and hit the right side of her car.”

While the mother of one was spotted a day later with her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, strolling the streets of sunny Los Angeles, fans were still uncertain whether baby would be okay.

Dr. Idries Abdur-Rahman, half of Twin Doctors TV and contributor to BlackDoctor.org, broke down everything expectant moms should know if you’re involved in a collision. “I always like to start off by reminding my patients that wearing a seat belt is important,” said Dr. Abdur-Rahman.