What Should I Do if I Am in an Auto Accident While Pregnant?

Florida roadways can get very busy at times throughout the year, which lead to increases in car accidents. Getting into an accident is scary, but it becomes even more terrifying when you are pregnant. According to BabyCenter, the possible injuries to your unborn child warrant immediate medical attention. It does not matter how far along you are in your pregnancy or how severe the accident was.

Car accidents are a common cause of miscarriages. Often, you may not even be aware that a problem could exist, especially if you were involved in a minor fender bender. It is common to believe that placenta will protect your unborn child. While it does offer some protection, it cannot protect against everything and is even at risk for damage itself. However, any type of blow or jolt can cause the placenta to detach, putting the life of you and your baby at risk. You may not even have any symptoms. This is why you must seek medical treatment immediately after an auto accident.

You may need get an ultrasound and general check by an obstetrician at the emergency room. If you are experiencing any issues, such as contractions or any bleeding, you may be kept in the hospital until your condition can be brought under control. Even if you are released right away, you will often be told to monitor your condition and report any changes or issues to your doctor right away. Signs of problems caused by an accident may take time to show up, so it is important to be vigilant. This information is educational in nature and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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