SIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • October Is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • What Is SIDS?
  • How Common Is SIDS?
  • 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

How Common Is SIDS?

SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies 1-12 months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that SIDS kills 2,000 babies every year. 

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