The seatbelt has a cushion with a heavy steel hook, which secures the waistline seatbelt at the legs rather than the belly, eliminating pressure on the abdomen and reducing the chance of harm to the child.
Tummy Shield has earned multiple awards, including the 2016 Gold Award in the Mom’s Choice Awards and Baby, Maternity Magazine’s Top Choice Award (2014). It’s even Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA).
So do pregnant women REALLY need a special seatbelt? Yes! The existing seat belt system was not designed or tested to protect women who are driving while pregnant. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the current seat belt system exposes an inherent risk for injury, or even death, to an unborn baby.
The Tummy Shield costs $149, you can purchase it here.