Safe Pregnancy Driving - Tummy Shield

Yay! You’re pregnant!
You are so in love with your baby… Already!

As excited (and overwhelmed and joyous and worried about being a good mom) as you are, there is one more thing you need to help you get


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Introducing the Tummy Shield™

— Baby’s First Car Seat™ —

Used by Doctors, Police Officers, Car Seat Technicians and Moms Just Like You

firefighter approvedHi. My name is Greg — Dad, Husband, Former Firefighter / Paramedic, Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor & CEO of Safe Ride 4 Kids

Our team works tirelessly to bring you innovative solutions for keeping babies and kids safe while traveling in a car. Because we are parents like you and have spent more than 25 years combined teaching car seat safety and injury prevention, we understand the consequences of seat belt injury to an unborn child.

This is why we choose this breakthrough safety device that converts your car’s standard seat belt system into a safer, more comfortable personal restraint system. Just like car insurance you want to have the Tummy Shield just in case!

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This is one item that is a must have for all pregnant women. It was such a comfort to know that I did everything in my power to protect my unborn child from injuries if I was in an accident

~ Jacinda Montano, mom

Why is this important?

“Automobile crashes are the largest single cause of death for pregnant women and the leading cause of traumatic fetal injury mortality in the United States.” U.S. National Library of Medicine

  • About 170,000 pregnant women experience car crashes every year.
  • An estimated 3,000 pregnancies are lost from car crashes every year (that’s about 8 a day and may be a conservative estimate).
  • Comparatively speaking that’s 86 times the number of children who are lost in hot car deaths and 39 times the number of infants who are fatally injured in car crashes.

We could pile on the statistics and studies all day long but the real reason why Tummy Shield is a pregnancy must-have is to save yourself from going through what Taylor and Ryan went through are going through.


As the ONLY crash-tested pregnancy seat belt adjuster that actually protects baby in the event of a crash, the Tummy Shield:

  • has a patented design that redirects the seat belt away from the pregnant belly, securing the seat belt at the leg, not the across the low belly where it can injure your unborn baby
  • is constructed of a stainless steel plate and anchor that attaches securely to the car seat and holds the seat belt firmly in place, without dangerous slippage or excessive slack
  • was successfully crash tested showing the seat belt continues to comply with current safety standards
  • was engineered to be at least as strong as the seat belt.

A little piece of insurance and a lot of peace of mind!

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Some Common Questions We Hear From Pregnant Women:

Do I Need a Pregnancy Seat Belt?

In a word, YES. More than 170,000 pregnant women are involved in car accidents every year, resulting in thousands of lost pregnancies or injuries to the baby. Some of the injuries can cause pregnancy complications which can be life-threatening to the mom-to-be. You see, the existing seat belt system was not designed or tested to protect women who are driving while pregnant; in fact, 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 (see NHTSA screen shot here).

This is because the standard seat belt is designed to secure an occupant in the car seat by engaging the hip bones. However, beginning at the start of the second trimester, your unborn baby moves above and in front of your hip bones—directly beneath the seat belt. When engaged by an accident, or even a sudden stop, the belt compresses with extreme speed and force, violently displacing and even crushing your unborn baby.

Why Hasn't My Doctor Mentioned It?

While we’ve talked to many prenatal health care providers — most of whom have seen miscarriages caused by car crashes and are excited to see something available to reduce that number — we haven’t talked to all 55,000 OB/Gyns or 12,000 midwives in the US. We are working on a campaign to mail most OBs in the nation an introduction and links so they can find more information. You can help us by downloading our doctor report and sharing the information with your doctor.

Why Does It Cost So Much?

Really that depends on what you compare it to. The price tag is much less than the lifetime cost of caring for a child with a head injury caused by a crash in utero like the inventor of the Tummy Shield or the heartache experienced by losing a pregnancy during a crash like Taylor losing her baby Bailey.

It just looks like a simple cushion with a hook, but the Tummy Shield is a highly engineered piece of equipment that consists of a heavy stainless steel center with stainless steel anchor molded as one piece. It is strength tested to ensure it can withstand real crash forces. Tummy Shield has been through several rounds of crash testing to make sure it increases safety for pregnant women and their unborn babies.

(See the Tummy Shield price transparency graphic.)

Will Any Pregnancy Seat Belt Do?

We wish because we want all moms-to-be to be safe. If there was a product we thought could hold up to real crash forces like the Tummy Shield but cost less, we would sell it.

Many of the other products available for much less may actually put you and your baby at even more risk when their flimsy materials fail in a crash. Sadly — as innovation often precedes regulation — there are not yet federal standards for testing pregnancy seat belt positioners like there are for car seats and seat belts. So unproven, possibly unsafe, products are available on the market.

When Should I Start Using Tummy Shield?

You can start using the Tummy Shield as soon as you find out you are pregnant or as soon as you learn about the Tummy Shield. We recommend to start using it when you start buying maternity clothes or around the start of the second trimester. By then, the pregnancy starts to move outside the protection of the pelvic bones.

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There's a difference between ``unregulated`` and ``unsafe.`` I am the `{`CPS`}` tech who test-drove it in my most recent pregnancy. I really did like it. .... Sadly, we don't have any standards to test these products against so it's up to the consumer to make the best guess she can. But the fact is that seat belts don't have to pass any pregnancy-related safety standards either so NOT using the Tummy Shield is just as much of a judgment call.

~ E.P., Child Passenger Safety Technician


The Tummy Shield™ is a specially engineered, patented and tested, single-piece stainless steel assembly (plate and anchor) molded inside a comfortable cushion and cover, which meet non-flammability requirements. The entire assembly is restrained with a webbing strap made of the same type of webbing as seat belts (just a smaller version), which wraps the vehicle seat and is secured with a buckle.

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Crash Test Videos

A front view of a test comparing the use of the Tummy Shield to just using the seat belt.

A side view of a test comparing the use of the Tummy Shield to just using the seat belt. Tummy Shield prevents submarining under the seat belt.

The manufacturer did many rounds of crash testing during development to perfect the engineering and safety results from the Tummy Shield.

If you see any parts of these videos in relation to any other product, it is being inaccurately used and a copyright violation. These crash tests are ONLY in relation to the Tummy Shield. As far as we’ve been able to find, Tummy Shield is the ONLY crash tested pregnancy seat belt adjuster.

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