We hope to alleviate the strain and discomfort of typical seat belts for pregnant women.
Chandler, Arizona (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
Safe Ride 4 Kids, the maker of Tummy Shield® is proud to be featured in the Baby Gear section of Healthy Mom and Baby Magazine.
Tummy Shield® is a seat which is placed in a vehicle as a redirection of the seat belt around a woman's growing pregnancy belly. The owners of the company stress statistics from the Journal of the American Medical Association which states that “Motor vehicle crashes account for four of five deaths that occur among unborn babies of pregnant women who experience trauma. Information and Research Needed to Help Reduce Risks to Women and fetus from Motor Vehicle Injury during Pregnancy.” (Source)
Because of this high statistic, the founders of Safe Ride 4 Kids developed the Tummy Shield®, an apparatus to fit between the mother and the car set that redirects the lower belt around the woman's thighs and away from the belly. This product has been featured in Healthy Mom and Baby as the latest baby gear endorsed by the magazine.
To date the only advice mothers are given is, “Never place the belt over the abdomen, belt should be placed low, across the hips and over upper thighs. it must lie snugly over the pelvis.” This critical recommendation has proven to be impossible and studies have shown that while driving the seat belt always moved up and rests on the abdomen area.
Gregg Durocher, owner and founder, hopes that other pregnancy magazines, newspapers and retail outlets will pick up the importance of the Tummy Shield®. "We hope to alleviate the strain and discomfort of typical seat belts for pregnant women."