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Driving late in pregnancy

(14 Posts)
3mummy Sat 05-Mar-05 19:29:40

Does anyone know the legalities of this? I know it can get quite difficult and uncomfortable on the practical side of things, but I'm more concerned with things like whether it would affect the insurance e.g. after 37 wks?

NomDePlume Sat 05-Mar-05 19:30:09

Ask your insurance company.

Nemo1977 Sat 05-Mar-05 19:31:20

i drove up until i was 40 weeks as i was working until 39.5 wks.
Think it depends on insurance company

throckenholt Sat 05-Mar-05 19:34:06

never heard of problems with insurance - I never thought to check though. I had problems fitting behind the stearing wheel

Tommy Sat 05-Mar-05 19:34:34

I did hear a tale about a woman who had todrive herself to hospital when she was in labour as they'd been to a party and her DH had had too much to drink.....
But...I've never heard of anyone being told they couldn't drive in later pregnancy - surely that would be common knowledge if it were so?

popsycal Sat 05-Mar-05 19:35:48

am still driving and 40 weeks....

misdee Sat 05-Mar-05 19:41:06

i was having driving lessons at 32 weeks, driving instructor said i could carry on learning to drive until i felt too uncomfortable. as it was i had to stop my lessons b4 i felt too uncomfortable as dh went into hospital, but i think iwould've carried on the lessons untill i couldnt fit behind the steering wheel.

Gem1355 Sat 05-Mar-05 21:31:41


i work in insurance and as long as you feel okay and the Dr hasn't told you to stop driving it's fine.

Also if you have a c-section you can drive when okayed by the DR/MW

hercules Sat 05-Mar-05 21:35:56

Wow, are you really 40 weeks now, popyscal???

misdee Sat 05-Mar-05 21:37:03

4o weeks and 1 day i belive

eidsvold Sun 06-Mar-05 10:05:18

I was driving up until I went into hospital with dd2 at 10 days overdue..... luckily have a large sedan and so big belly could fit

Lonelymum Sun 06-Mar-05 10:10:04

I drove right up to the last day with all 4 pgs. I'm afraid it never crossed my mind that there might be insurance implications. TBH. I think I drove more carefully when I was pg as I was conscious of my responsibility for the baby.

3mummy Sun 06-Mar-05 16:23:46

Thanks for the replies ladies, much appreciated! I think I'll just try to drive as little as possible and be extra cautious (as per usual when pg with other 2 kids in back!).

Thanks again

oooggs Sun 06-Mar-05 16:25:35

I drove myself to hospital in labour but I was 36wks.

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