I was in a car wreck while pregnant and feel okay. Is it still possible that my unborn baby and I suffered injuries? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Yes, because pregnant women who are hospitalized following a car crash are at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, even if they are not seriously injured in the wreck. Difficulties such as placental abruption and cesarean section (i.e. c-section) are common and your baby may be at risk for respiratory distress syndrome and fetal death.
Even though earlier studies have uncovered that the severity of the car accident is connected to negative pregnancy results, newer research reveals that even injuries that are not deemed “serious” can also have negative and harmful results for you and your baby.