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Pregnant Women May Be at Greater Risk for Car Crashes

The Canadian Medical Association Journal conducted a study that showed women are more likely to get into a car crash during pregnancy than prior and subsequent years. Data pulled from more than 500,000 pregnant women was analyzed, showing that before pregnancy, 4.5 per 1,000 women crashed, versus 7.6 per 1,000 in the fourth month. According to Donald Redelmeier of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, the changes are likely the result of “fatigue, nausea, insomnia, anxiety and distraction.”

 

Read the article published in USA Today