Q&A: Can I Park in the Handicap Space While I'm Pregnant?

It's tough to get around! Can I park in the handicap space while I'm pregnant?
ByThe Bump Editors
Updated
Mar 2017
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If it’s a space designated by the store as “stork parking” or “family parking,” by all means, yes, park there. But if it’s a space that requires a handicapped parking permit, you definitely shouldn’t park in it unless you have one (or else you’re breaking the law and could get a ticket or, worse, your car could be towed). The good news is, if you have pregnancy complications that keep you from being mobile, you can apply for the permit. You’ll likely need a doctor’s note verifying your condition, so check with your DMV about what’s required. Otherwise, ask your partner to drop you off at the door.

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