SIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • African-Americans and SIDS
  • Why Does SIDS Happen?
  • 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?

What Pregnant Mothers Can Do Now

Taking care of yourself before you give birth may also be helpful in reducing your baby’s risk of infant death: Get prenatal care; take folic acid during your pregnancy; get all of your vaccines; manage your current chronic illnesses as diabetes and high blood pressure; and stay on top of the meds you are taking.

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