SIDS scare!

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    Avatarbreathless

    I know I shouldn’t read up on all the horrible things that can happen to babies but I really, really can’t help it. My latest concern is SIDS. I was scared about stillbirth too but my doctor was telling me not to worry, it would be alright. Now about SIDS, when I was reading up on the statistics it says it is most common in mothers under 20, that’s me, mostly boys, that’s what I’m having, and is 3 times more likely to occur in Native American babies, my boyfriend is full native american. I’m freaking losing it! Someone tell me that I’m just overreacting!

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    Avatarhealth_hd

    Hi,

    I learned all about sids in an early childhood education course I took and usually a baby will die of SIDS in a 1 in 500 chance. I think you will be okay. Try not to worry about it too much. You should have your baby sleep in a crib in your room for about 6 months.

    read this, it is important information concerning SIDS (you may have read this already):

    Risk Factors:

    The major risk factors are:
    1. Maternal Smoking
    2. Poor prenatal care
    3. Low birth weight
    4. Hard drug use
    5. Young maternal age.
    6. baby sleeping on stomach (make sure they are always sleeping on their back and that there are no blankets around which could make them suffocate)

    Oddly the majority of the deaths occur during winter months, males more commonly the victim, and the second child is more susceptible than the first. The average age of a SIDS victim is about four months.

    I am sure you and your baby will be okay. Talk to your doctor more about it because they may know more important information concerning SIDS.

    -heather

    -heather

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