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the Course of pregnancy depends on many factors therefore it is very important to know what aspects of life future mother needs to correct taking into account it “interesting situation“. Daily future mother should move from one point to another, sometimes - several times a day. That is the problem of transport rises before the pregnant woman with a new force and sharpness!
to Drive or not to drive - here in what a question!
On the one hand why to strain and put itself at excess risk if it is possible to use services of city transport. Both quickly, and it is cheap, and it is safe moreover and will give way!on the other hand the ticket for a trip on land transport is of
more expensive, than gasoline liter. Reports of traffic police dazzle with messages about dorozhno - the transport incidents which happened on fault a grief - drivers of regular buses and “minibuses“. The trolleybuses and trams deprived of an opportunity to maneuver in city traffic jams are built in multikilometer turns. Attempt to get to the subway in “popular“ hours is comparable unless with storm of the Bastille. And the last obviously wins in comparison!
Alas, in modern public transport future mother repeatedly is exposed to risk of a trauma, a long sdavleniye of vessels, shortages of oxygen. Even more often it is necessary to hear complaints to callousness of our compatriots: pregnant women are not given way in transport! In the period of flu epidemics to all “delights“ of public transport add repeatedly increasing risk of infection.
On this background movement in own vehicle looks much more attractive and safe. The limited space of the privately owned vehicle reliably protects from narrowness, roughness and flu. And also firmly guarantees existence of a seat!
Of course, it is the best of all to use services of the professional. That is to move in own car... as the passenger. Having provided process of management of this car to the driver. However not each of us on staff needs the personal driver, and services of private drivers are expensive. Other option - to ask the spouse to bring you to work and to take away home. Alas, and this option is possible not always: at you routes and time of trips can not coincide. Besides, at a large number of traveling during the working day the problem will be solved only partially.
Of course, also minuses of driving of the privately owned vehicle exist. Here eternal and unpredictable city traffic jams, physical and psychological tension driving, risk of road accident, possible technical malfunctions in the car, need to spend time for regular checkups, incorrect behavior of other drivers on the road and many other things belong. To resolve a problem “to drive or not to drive“, it is worth writing out pluses and minuses of “pregnant driving“ specifically for you.
Pregnant driver: what changed?
the Following question - whether can have an adverse effect driving of the car on development of pregnancy and health of future mother? Driving is connected with special attention and the compelled pose. Being driving, the driver is forced to look at the same time at the road, in lateral mirrors and a rear-view mirror. Our reality adds one more care - a fixed assessment of a condition of a paving (seasonal ice and dirt plus out-of-season potholes and ruts). Such concentration of attention leads to the fast exhaustion which is expressed in “fatigue of eyes“, dizziness, a headache. At future mother such signs of fatigue appear quicker, than before pregnancy.
Other problem of the driver - long stay in a sitting position. The compelled sitting position promotes adjournment of salts in joints, provoking diseases oporno - the motive device (scoliosis, arthroses). Long sitting leads to reduction of speed of a blood-groove in the venous course, promoting development of a varicosity of a basin and the lower extremities.the Exit from this situation is quite simple
. In - the first, it is necessary to minimize number of trips driving during the day. So to speak, to refuse all minor projects for the benefit of pregnancy. Whenever possible to avoid standing in traffic jams, leaving in advance or, on the contrary, after bulk of motorists. To develop convenient, safe and short routes for urgent trips. And the main thing - not to be driving more than 1 hour in a row. If longer travel is necessary, it needs to be interrupted 5 - 10 - minute stops during which it is necessary to go out of the car, to warm up and have a rest. For these purposes on the regular route it is possible to provide visit, for example, of shop.the Driver`s place of future mother has to be equipped with
with the maximum comfort. Adjust a chair back so that it conveniently supported a back, at the same time giving the chance to lean back slightly on a seat. In a waist it is recommended to establish the orthopedic small pillow which is fixed by means of special belts or “flypaper“ or it is convenient to adjust regular lumbar a subtime. The chair of the driver has to be not too close and not too far from the forward panel - at distance of a halfbent leg from pedals. The provision of a wheel should be “corrected“ in process of increase in a tummy. For convenience and safety it is worth buying special belts - the adapters which are not putting pressure upon a stomach. All devices for “pregnant“ driving can be bought in autoshops, and also in shops for future mothers.
For safety of driving!
Creating comfort on the driver`s place, it is worth to remember about safety of future mother during driving, Safety is defined by several criteria: a driver`s experience of future mother, health at the time of driving and, certainly, technical condition of the vehicle.
It is known that pregnancy - not the best time for experiments. Therefore you should not go to driving school in “interesting situation“. During this period reaction speed changes, the attention dissipates and considerably fatigue increases. As a result attempt just gain “quick“ skills of driving can not to be successful. Driving of the car during pregnancy everything is more preferable to drivers with an experience not less than a year.
It is unconditional, the forthcoming motherhood leaves a mark on style of driving. Future mother has to be driving twice careful: now she is responsible also for life of the kid. Recklessness and pregnancy - concepts incompatible! Therefore, going to a way, think over a route in advance, being guided not only length, but also safety of a way, Give preference to well lit routes, adjustable intersections. In need of commission of maneuver try to be reconstructed beforehand in the corresponding strip. Attentively follow all traffic regulations, pay attention to road signs. In advance think over ways of a detour of possible traffic jams. It is possible to check on the Internet information on a state on roads before departure. In way, whenever possible, choose the highway strip providing the maximum review of the movement (be not attached behind public transport and large-size cars). And of course, leave beforehand to avoid haste and hassle on the way.
If you accept any medicines, consult with your doctor about their possible influence on concentration of attention, drowsiness, speed of reaction. Antihistaminic (antiallergic) means - Tavegil, Suprastin, the Dimedrol, etc. - and sedative (the soothing, normalizing mood and a dream) preparations - Persen, Novopassit, Negrustin, and also preparations which use for preservation of pregnancy in the first trimester belong to preparations which reception cannot be combined with driving of the car (Dyufaston, Utrozhestan).
Weighing all pros and cons before a trip driving, do not forget to estimate the health attentively. Safety of driving directly depends on a physical and psychological state of the driver. Therefore even if you just did not sleep or something are upset, you should not take the wheel. Reaction speed very much depends on an emotional background, the absent-mindedness and the weakened attention in this case can lead to very serious consequences.
Besides stay driving can aggravate symptoms of some problems with health peculiar to pregnant women. For example, you should not take the wheel during bright displays of toxicosis of the first half of pregnancy: pungent smells of autocosmetics, gasoline and exhausts will aggravate feeling of nausea, and road jolting and frequent braking in the conditions of a stopper will turn the road to torture. The increased arterial pressure - also an occasion to refuse an autotrip. Vibration and tension can aggravate arterial hypertension, provoke nausea, vomiting and violation of sight (that is extremely dangerous both to health of the kid and mother, and to quality of driving!) . You should not take the wheel if on the eve of you spasms in gastrocnemius muscles disturbed.Tension and the compelled pose during driving can aggravate with
a uterus hyper tone therefore at pregnancy interruption threat driving of the car is simply contraindicated. Pregnancy interruption threat symptoms most often are pains in the bottom of a stomach and a waist, the frequent tension of a uterus and bloody allocations from a genital tract. However, such complication of pregnancy in general assumes absolute rest, and even hospitalization for future mother; neither business, nor pleasure trips in this case are simply inappropriate.
Technical condition of your car - one of the most important components of safe driving. At the very beginning of pregnancy, passing the recommended analyses and inspections, do not forget to take care about health of “swallow“. Arrange to the car unplanned checkup. In due time take care of seasonal change of rubber. And it is unconditional, the special attention is deserved actually by a car security system. First of all it is belts and safety cushions. Unplanned checkup will be a reliable guarantee of safety in way. That, taking the wheel, you could be firmly sure: the car will not bring!the Swagger - major circumstances the Passport, the policy of compulsory health insurance (VHI), the prenatal record and the birth certificate take
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Unfortunately, it is impossible to be insured for hundred percent from troubles; time of circumstance are stronger than us. Sometimes on the road there are situations which are not depending on your style and experience of driving. However even at development a swagger - it is extremely important to major road situation to leave it with the minimum moral and physical losses. For this purpose it is worth imagining sequence of your actions in case of road accident in advance:
- Stop the car.
- Turn on the alarm system.
- Try to calm down and estimate first of all the condition. In the presence of any, even insignificant (a graze, a bruise, dizziness) physical damages, in a condition of a mental stress future mother should call an ambulance crew. Only after you decide by
- on the health and resolve for yourself an issue of need of receiving urgent medical care, start traditional sequence of actions at road accident:
- Go out of the car and examine the place of road accident (just in case it is worth photographing the place of road accident and damage on your car - for example, by means of the mobile phone).
- Contact the insurance agent (phone is specified on the policy of the CMTPL or the AUTOCOMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE).
- Call the staff of traffic police.
- Wait for experts and receive at them the documents necessary for restoration of damages by your car (compensation of damage to owners of other cars participating in road accident, appeals to the court etc.) .
- do not try to eliminate any damages on the car independently. Believe, replacement of the punctured wheel - occupation not for the pregnant woman. Do not take in head to fulfill independently the requirement of the inspector “to roll away automeans to a roadside to clear the carriageway“. Do not hesitate to ask about the help of other drivers, passersby. Point to participants and witnesses of road accident to the “special“ situation.
- At impossibility of further use of car should take care of its delivery to service by means of the tow truck. The inspector of traffic police, the insurance agent or “service of rescue“ on your mobile phone will help to carry out a call of the tow truck. Even if to you it seems to
- that the acquired damages do not interfere with further driving, you do not hurry to leave the scene. Before taking the wheel, ask any of the present motorists together with you once again to examine your car. Continue the movement only after were firmly convinced of safety of the car.
If you did not begin to resort to services of “ambulance“ directly at the time of road accident, soon surely visit the doctor. Do not postpone visit to the expert for a long time - best of all to come to reception, within a day after annoying incident. On reception the doctor will ask you on nature of damages, will make external and gynecologic examination, will listen to heartbeat of a fruit, In need of this situation additional methods of research can be appointed (ultrasonography, laboratory blood tests and urine, etc.) .the doctor will be able to determine by
by results of researches, survey and poll existence and degree of harm for your health, to estimate probability of development of threat of interruption of pregnancy or premature birth. At interruption threat development treatment in a hospital will be recommended to you.
Even at total absence of any harm for health and the course of pregnancy the doctor will recommend you a bed rest and easy sedative (soothing) preparations - to Persen, Valerian - within 3 days after road accident. Such measure is necessary for a complete recovery of an organism from consequences of a psychological stress.
the Instruction of the pregnant motorist
Should not take the wheel if:
- you have early toxicosis (nausea, vomiting, dizziness, selective intolerance of smells);
- you suffer from increase of arterial pressure (a headache, “knock“ in temples, face reddening and areas of a decollete, nausea, vomiting, violation of sight in the form of flashing of “front sights“ before eyes);
- you long a varicose illness with the expressed clinical manifestations (hypostases of the lower extremities, a vybukhaniye of hypodermic veins of a shin and hip, reddening and pain for the course of expanded vessels, pain and spasms in gastrocnemius muscles);
- you suffer from pregnancy complications at which rest is recommended:
- pregnancy interruption threat (the nagging pains and tension in the bottom of a stomach “smearing“ bloody allocations from a genital tract);
- threat of premature birth (a uterus hyper tone, frequent “training“ fights, a low arrangement of a fruit, partial disclosure of a neck of a uterus till 36 weeks of pregnancy);
- threat of an otsloyka of normally located placenta (pains in the bottom of a stomach, a hyper tone, scarlet allocations from a genital tract - the diagnosis is confirmed by means of ultrasonography);
- prelying of a placenta (such arrangement of a placenta at which it partially or completely blocks an internal pharynx of a neck of a uterus);
- dribble of amniotic waters (it is diagnosed by means of ultrasonography and dab on waters);
- gestoz (late toxicosis of pregnant women; it is shown by permanent increase of pressure, considerable hypostases and loss of protein with urine),
Before taking the wheel, make the following simple actions:
- Examine the car outside; remove the external pollution disturbing the review (snow, stains from a rain, road dirt, fallen leaves, etc.) . Be convinced by
- that wheels are pumped up, and tires correspond to a condition of a paving.
- Check work of signals of turn, the alarm system, a sound signal.
- Include screen wipers, be convinced available the washing liquid.
- Check existence of necessary documents; the rights, the registration certificate, the certificate on checkup, the policy of the CMTPL (AUTOCOMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE), if necessary - the power of attorney on the right of driving.
- Add the passport, the policy of compulsory health insurance (VHI), the prenatal record and the birth certificate to above-mentioned documents. Glance
- in a luggage carrier, check existence of the fire extinguisher, an emergency sign, the first-aid kit. Be convinced by
- available a highway map, think over the route. Establish to
- a driver`s seat in a comfortable position, be fastened, smile... and at way!