How might my actions affect my baby during week 12 of pregnancy?

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By week 12, you should be used to the kinds of adjustment to your diet and exercise that you've had to make for the past three months. Now that your uterus is big enough to be felt over the top of your pelvic bone, you may also be thinking about what kind of physical harm you could do to your baby from the outside. Many women worry about wearing seatbelts harming their baby, but the truth is that it always does more good than harm. Just make sure you wear the lower strap underneath your belly and across your hips and upper thighs, and wear the upper strap across your collarbone between your breasts. The trauma that could come from a car accident poses a much greater risk than the pressure of a seatbelt. Speaking of trauma, if you experience any trauma to your abdomen - caused by car accidents, falls, or assaults - make sure you get to a hospital, where you'll be treated and observed to make sure your baby is ok.

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