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John Burns Brown Nancy Stinnett HD 101-003 14 February 2008 SIDS The definition given by the SIDS website is “the sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history.” A typical situation for parents is to put their newborn to sleep and when they come to check on them later they find them dead. Since there is no cause or cure for this phenomenon parents often blame themselves or others around them and their lives are definitely changed forever. According to the CDC and National Center for Health Studies, the rate at which SIDS occurs has dropped dramatically since the 1980’s. The rate has gone from 1.53 per
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Unformatted text preview: 1000 births to 0.56 reported in 2000. The mission of the American SIDS Institute is to help prevent sudden infant death and to “promote infant health through an aggressive, comprehensive nationwide program of: research, clinical services, education, and family support. To help prevent SIDS, parents-to-be should seek pregnancy care early in child development and follow all normal procedures to avoid teratogens which can cause many lifelong problems. Also, they should avoid teen pregnancies and wait at least one year between pregnancies which decreases the rate of SIDS. Also, current parents should take certain precautions to avoid SIDS. Simple things like putting the baby to sleep on its back and breast feeding all show statistics favorable to avoiding SIDS....
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