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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Bereavement and Loss > Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sometimes referred to as crib or cot death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is marked by the sudden death of an infant that is not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained despite intensive and thorough forensic and death scene investigation.

The cause for this is unknown and the majority of infants are thought to be asleep as they show no signs of suffering. Research indicates that several factors play a role in this syndrome, genetics being one of them as it is more prevalent in males. The positioning of your child in it's crib, tobacco, smoke inhalation, low birth weight are all though to play some role but as yet there is no definitive reason or treatment for this type of sudden death in what would appear a perfectly normal child.

There are many support groups and care centres which provide support services for women who have lost a baby through SIDS and their families. It is best to check your own area for a group which can help you better understand and deal with loss.



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Rosie (1428.7 days ago)
This to me is one of the areas where medicine has to research more in depth. Have you had experience? What advice were you given?







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