Pregnancy Questions: When Should I Stop Driving?

by | Apr 7, 2015 | Birth Parent Blog

Pregnant woman driving a carThe question “when should I stop driving?” comes up commonly for birth mothers. If you are able to fit in the driver’s seat then you are still able to drive, as long as you don’t have any dizzy spells and the doctor has not requested you stop driving. If you are starting to have a hard time fitting in the driver’s seat try to move the seat back and move the steering wheel up, this will give you more room! If you can still fit you are able to drive up until your delivery day, as long as it is short distances.

It is suggested to not be in the car, let alone drive, for more than an hour late in your pregnancy. If your doctor gives you the okay, it is best to be able to move around often in your seat and be able to get out of the car and walk around every hour or two. You can also do simple stretches while in the car.

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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