This April, we have been discussing pregnancy and car accidents: safety tips for pregnant drivers and possible medical issues and complications associated with car accidents when pregnant. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what you should do if you are pregnant and involved in a car accident:
- Get immediate medical attention. Even if you feel fine, and even if you don’t like the attention, it is absolutely vital that you are checked out by a doctor after a car accident if you are expecting. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t far along. It doesn’t matter if you feel fine. It doesn’t matter if it was only a fender-bender. Go to the doctor!
- Look for signs and symptoms of a medical issue. Both before and after you see a doctor, be on the lookout for possible complications. These signs and symptoms include vaginal bleeding, cramps, labor pains, fever, leaking amniotic fluid, swelling, or a change in your baby’s movements.
- Look after your own health, too. A pregnant woman may be focused on the health of her baby before anything else in the event of a car accident. However, it is just as important for you to assess your own injuries and your own health. Remember: a healthy fetus requires a healthy mother.
Have you or your baby been injured in an Indiana car accident? Call Keller & Keller today to speak to an Indianapolis personal injury attorney today.