A video Porsha Williams recently uploaded to Instagram is causing concern among her followers.
The clip shows a pregnant Williams in the ninth month of her term struggling to drive as she turns the wheel with her prominent belly in the way.
“I am beyond over it,” Williams says with a laugh as her sister Lauren Williams films her backing up the vehicle and putting it in gear. “I can’t breathe, I can’t drive. I couldn’t find s— to wear today! Even my maternity clothes are too small! Like, what the hell!”
The clip, which was taken sometime after Williams had her baby shower in March, was posted to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s account to promote the final part of her special, “Porsha’s Having a Baby,” which airs this Sunday.
“I’m so excited to announce my little peach ( PJ ) @pilarjhena will be making her tv debut this Sunday on #PorshasHavingABaby 😩❤️” Williams wrote in the caption.
However, while fans are eager to see Pilar Jhena’ in all her beauty, they shifted their focus to something they found more troubling: Williams was not wearing a seat belt as she drove through what looked to be a residential area.
“Where is that seatbelt dear?”
“All I can focus on the is the fact that you’re not wearing a seatbelt 😭😭😭”
“I love you Porsha.. you never have a seat belt on.. please put it on.❤️😘🙏”
“I know you better put that seatbelt on.”
“No seatbelt and a cell phone on your lap. A little dangerous don’t you think? I only mention this for you and your babies safety. Please be careful.”
Guidelines are outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that seat belts should be worn throughout the duration of pregnancy, noting it is doctor-recommended.
There are ways to properly wear the belt to protect mom and baby. The lap belt and the shoulder should both be worn. The lap belt should be buckled under the belly and over the hips and sit snuggly — it should not cross over the belly. The shoulder belt should rest between the breasts and away from the neck, but not off the shoulder. It should never be placed under the arm or behind the back.
Elsewhere, however, it seems Williams has most of the right methods in place as a pregnant driver. The NHTSA states mothers should position the seat as far away from the dashboard and the wheel as possible, with the seat back being in a comfortable, upright position. It is not recommended to turn off airbags.