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GarlicBreath's picture
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I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra, and I am short. When I drive, my butt is below my knees, which isn't comfortable or easy to get out of. Even worse, I've had to move my seat back about 3 times in the past 2 weeks, because my belly is touching the steering wheel.

I'm not sure how I'm going to fit in the seat and reach the pedals at the same time. But I'm not going to give up driving...someone needs to get the shoehorn!


AnnaRO's picture
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I'm not short, so I wouldn't have to worry about that. But when I was pg with DD and at the beginning of this pregnancy I drove a Chevy Cobalt. It was fine when pg with DD since I could scoot the seat back, but this time it wouldn't have worked with DD's car seat in back preventing me from moving the seat back. I'm glad DH went and bought me an SUV right after we found out I was pg! Otherwise, I'd be in a pickle!

I hope you find a solution, since I can sympathize with giving up driving not being an option. Let us know what you come up with.

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We have a ford focus and it sits rather low. The hardest part for me is once I get in, straining to reach the door handle to pull it shut; it puts so much strain on my belly! And then, my husband has a truck with no side steps so I have to grab onto the oh sh** bar and jump, not fun at nine months pregnant! Needless to say I feel your pain!

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Sad I have a few car woes myself. Right now, I have a 2003 Saturn Ion. Since it's so low, and I am so uncoordinated, I have hit the right side of my head a billion times on the top of the door frame. Thankfully the seat sits at a good angle for my belly not to hit the steering wheel. Since it's a 4-seater, I REALLY need a different vehicle badly now!

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I can totally relate. I'm only about 5'1 and I can barely reach the pedals and drive lol. My belly is almost too big to fit behind the steering wheel! I have a Chevy Equinox BTW.

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Not fun. We had/have a really old Thunderbird that I drove around when preg. with #2 and since I'm 5'1" I had to pull the seat way foward to reach the gas but the wheel was totally in my belly. So not comfortable.

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I was able to drive my Chevy Cavalier up until 2 weeks ago. Between the pelvic pain and belly hitting the steering wheel, hubs switched me over to the Ford Escape. Luckily my son learned how to climb in the Escape and the belly is free from the wheel. Getting in is a struggle, depending on how much the who-ha wants to ache that day.