August 2013 Moms

Driving

When did or will everyone stop driving? Sad to say that I'm 25 and I don't have my full license.. During my teenage years I wasn't very responsible and went on a bad path for a couple years and wasn't able to get my license.

Anyways, We live fairly close in town and I usually walk to the grocery stores with DS during the day my husband definitely drives though! I have my Learners and I plan on still driving and hopefully getting my N at least before the baby comes so it will be easier to get around with two little ones. When did you stop driving? Or feel it was to unsafe for you to drive?
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  • Why would we stop driving? People don't stop driving because they are pregnant, that's just silly.

             

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  • image MommyAmes2:
    Why would we stop driving? People don't stop driving because they are pregnant, that's just silly.

    Omg this!! 

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  • after my c-section when I was still on the pain meds
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  • Yeah.. No judgement on your situation/past but why do you assume pregnant women ever stop driving?  I know women who have c-sections are supposed to refrain from driving for a bit after birth, but beyond that...? 

    This is my fourth and I never stopped driving.

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    Yeah.. No judgement on your situation/past but why do you assume pregnant women ever stop driving? nbsp;I know women who have csections are supposed to refrain from driving for a bit after birth, but beyond that...?nbsp;This is my fourth and I never stopped driving.


    Lol ok I didn't explain ANYTHING very well haha. I just MEANT with your bump. My friend was wayyy to uncomfortable to drive and her doc had told her not to drive. I didn't mean no one who is pregnant at any point shouldn't drive lol. I asked if you did stop driving or when??
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  • They only say don't do it when you're having contractions and most can't after a c section.
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    Yeah.. No judgement on your situation/past but why do you assume pregnant women ever stop driving? nbsp;I know women who have csections are supposed to refrain from driving for a bit after birth, but beyond that...?nbsp;This is my fourth and I never stopped driving.
    Lol ok I didn't explain ANYTHING very well haha. I just MEANT with your bump. My friend was wayyy to uncomfortable to drive and her doc had told her not to drive. I didn't mean no one who is pregnant at any point shouldn't drive lol. I asked if you did stop driving or when??

    This is my third. I moved my seat back when my bump got big. I have never heard of anyone's doctor telling them to stop driving because of bump size!

             

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  • I plan on stopping when my belly gets to big and my feet can't reach the pedals. Honestly, i'm not that far from it. I have always had short legs. Im 5'4 but, my torso is long, and, well, my legs are short. So, drive until you feel you can no longer feel that you can drive safely.
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    This is my third. I moved my seat back when my bump got big. I have never heard of anyone's doctor telling them to stop driving because of bump size!

    Same here. I was driving the day before I delivered. 

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    Huh? My bump has never gotten too big to drive.
  • I'm a few weeks away from having to stop driving, actually.  I drive a standard... and have short limbs.  My seat is pushed as far back as I can go while still being able to clutch fully.  So, I'm thinking probably around 30 weeks or so?

    It totally depends on your build... apparently most women have no issues with that at all.

    There are also medical reasons for some women to stop - I had a friend that developped gestational epilepsy (VERY rare), and some women that have blood pressure problems and pass out without warning... things like that.

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    This is my third. I moved my seat back when my bump got big. I have never heard of anyone's doctor telling them to stop driving because of bump size!

    Same here. I was driving the day before I delivered. 

    I drove on the way to the hospital for my RCS

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  • Um maybe when I'm in labor? As long as I can fit into my car, I'll be driving myself around.
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  • I actually pretty much stopped driving once I hit 38 weeks with #1.  I'm short and have short legs so it was hard for me to reach the pedals without being squished up against the wheel. 


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  • Never stopped driving while pregnant with DD, and I drove standard back then. 
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    Um maybe when I'm in labor? As long as I can fit into my car, I'll be driving myself around.

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  • The only time I stopped driving was after baby and I think that was for 2-3 weeks.
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    I plan on stopping when my belly gets to big and my feet can't reach the pedals. Honestly, i'm not that far from it. I have always had short legs. Im 5'4 but, my torso is long, and, well, my legs are short. So, drive until you feel you can no longer feel that you can drive safely.

     

    this exactly, but i'm 5'2". I tend to sit closer to the wheel because my legs can't reach, so once my bump reaches the wheel, I'll have to stop. DH drives me everywhere I need to go anyway because he's paranoid 

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    My Sis drove herself the hospital when she was having contractions. She honestly did not know they were contractions, everyone was like you drove yourself. LOL

    I'm totally afraid that I am going to do this! I think I've been watching too many episodes of "I didn't know I was pregnant". 

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    I plan on stopping when my belly gets to big and my feet can't reach the pedals. Honestly, i'm not that far from it. I have always had short legs. Im 5'4 but, my torso is long, and, well, my legs are short. So, drive until you feel you can no longer feel that you can drive safely.

     

    this exactly, but i'm 5'2". I tend to sit closer to the wheel because my legs can't reach, so once my bump reaches the wheel, I'll have to stop. DH drives me everywhere I need to go anyway because he's paranoid 

    Same here. I'm only 5'1" and my arms and legs are so short that I have to sit almost against the wheel to reach the pedals. I figure I'll hit a point where my bump keeps me from reaching the pedals. 

     Part of the reason I'm having my out of town shower at 30 weeks is that I was concerned that I'd have trouble reaching the pedals later. Luckily I live in the city and mostly take the bus everywhere, so it shouldn't be a problem for the most part. 

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  • I have to take my N test in July and I'm super nervous about my belly being too big. I will drive as long as I can reach the pedals. I'm the only driver since my husband is visually impaired so hopefully it won't ever be a problem.
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    Why would we stop driving? People don't stop driving because they are pregnant, that's just silly.


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    There's no reason that I will stop driving...didn't with either baby before. I did refrain from driving for about a week or two after my csection but that was it.

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  • I drove until I delivered. I literally drove myself to the hospital. Went to the Dr. for a routine check, found out the back pain I was having all night were contractions, and then drove down the road to the hospital. No drama, no issue. Unless you have a medical reason not to drive, there is no reason you shouldnt be able to drive the entire time.

     

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    Um maybe when I'm in labor? As long as I can fit into my car, I'll be driving myself around.

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  • I have long legs, so probably never.
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  • I might stop driving when I'm 80. Maybe. But that's only if I'm driving into curbs and things.
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    I might stop driving when I'm 80. Maybe. But that's only if I'm driving into curbs and things.

    Or pedestrians, don't want to run over the pedestrians.

             

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    My Sis drove herself the hospital when she was having contractions. She honestly did not know they were contractions, everyone was like you drove yourself. LOL

    I'm totally afraid that I am going to do this! I think I've been watching too many episodes of "I didn't know I was pregnant". 



    This! I'm also concerned that I'm going to have to drive myself to the hospital in the event that DH is not available. Don't know why I'm concerned because its not like he isn't available now, but just the irrational fear if being alone and having to go myself.
  • I drove up until 41 weeks last time. I had DS on 41 weeks exactly.
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