Protect Your Baby From SIDS

mother kissing baby on the foreheadInfant death is hard to understand and it can bring anger, pain, sadness, and confusion. Causes of infant deaths vary, but could include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), birth defects, pre-term/low birthweight, problems with the pregnancy, accidents, or respiratory distress syndrome. African American infant deaths are more than twice the rate of non-Hispanic white infant deaths. There are things you can do to improve your chances of having a healthy baby.

  • Visit your doctor or nurse as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. See your doctor or nurse during your pregnancy for prenatal care.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse about taking a vitamin with folic acid and iron.
  • Talk to your doctor or nurse about how much weight you should gain.