SIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • What Pregnant Mothers Can Do Now
  • Preventing SIDS
  • What Is “Tummy Time”?
  • Other Types of Infant Loss
  • Handling Loss
  • October Is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • What Is SIDS?
  • How Common Is SIDS?
  • African-Americans and SIDS
  • Why Does SIDS Happen?

Other Types of Infant Loss

While SIDS accounts for almost half of the 4,000 plus sudden infant deaths that occur each year, 918 deaths were to unknown causes and 629 were due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, says the CDC. 

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