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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Yes!: Drug abuse during pregnancy does increase incidence of sids in infants, causes abstinence symptoms in newborn, and adversely affects cognitive development of offspring. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes
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Sids (Definition)

SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, ...Read more


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What is sids?

What is sids?

Sudden Infant Death: SIDS is sudden infant death syndrome, an unfortunate sudden death event occurring in one in 2,000 babies. The latest thinking is that an unforeseen brain stem abnormality keeps the baby from arousing when necessary to take in more oxygen. Other metabolic disorders MCAD deficiency and potentially long QT syndrome, a cardiac rhythm problem are also potential factors. ...Read more

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What causes sids?

What causes sids?

True cause unknown: Although studied in detail for years, the true origin of sids is unknown. Population studies have shown factors that increase the risk: belly sleeping or side sleeping(they fall on their belly), multiple birth, smoker in home, poverty, etc. The "back to sleep " program that started in ~1992 has resulted in a 40% drop in sids in some populations in the us. ...Read more

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What exactly is sids?

See below: Sudden infant death syndrome is an unexplained sudden death of a baby usually in there sleep. As causes such as sleeping position and botulinus contaminated honey have been discovered, the number of deaths has decreased. Usually occurs under 12months of age. ...Read more

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Whays of proving sids?

Whays of proving sids?

Autopsy negative: This is negative "proof". A pathologist can look at brainstem sections under a microscope and find only microscopic evidence but that seems to be rarely done at a sids autopsy. Thus, the diagnosis is usually simply by exclusion of other causes of death. ...Read more

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Symptoms preceding sids?

Symptoms preceding sids?

Unusual irritablity: There are no definite symptoms. Excessive irritability and "cold" (ur) symptoms have been reported but they are obviously non-specific. The most important one is brief periods of apnea (no breathing) for about 10 seconds in sleep. The peak age is at 3 to 4 months so that would be more ominous at that age. Unfortunately there are often no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Is sids a rare tragedy?

Is sids a rare tragedy?

Not rare yet: Incidence of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) has declined to 0.56 per 1000 live births, and this number lingers since year 2001 in us. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sids?

Unknown: SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is a term used when an infant dies without explanation, even after autopsy. However, sleeping on the stomach, not breastfeeeding, overheating, and exposure to drugs in utero are known risk factors. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by mattresses?

Is sids caused by mattresses?

Suffocation: Soft bedding can definitely increase babies risk for accidental suffocation. This could be wrongly classified as SIDS. A firm crib matress with a standard sheet is low risk. Those cribs you see at pottery barn with all the really soft fluffy items, including expensive plush crib bumpers are dangerous. A thin bumper is ok, a plush one is not! ...Read more

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Is sids common after 5 months?

No: The risk of SIDS drastically drops at this point and is virtually nonexistant at 6 months. The thinking is that deaths between 6 months and one year that are classified as SIDS are actually intentional or nonintentional suffocation. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about sids?

True cause unknown: Although studied in detail for years, the true origin of sids is unknown. Population studies have shown factors that increase the risk: belly sleeping or side sleeping(they fall on their belly), multiple birth, smoker in home, poverty, etc. The "back to sleep " program that started in ~1992 has resulted in a 40% drop in sids in some populations in the us. ...Read more

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Where can I find info online on sids?

Several sites: http://sidsamerica.org/sids-help/sids-support-groups
http://www.Dailystrength. Org/c/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids/support-group
http://www.Sidscenter. Org/
best of luck!

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Are there any symptoms that predict sids?

Are there any symptoms that predict sids?

Sometimes.: Prematurity, observed apnea (stopped breathing), sleeping face down, cosleeping are all associated with sids. Long qt syndrome can be diagnosed by ecg, it usually runs in families, and can lead to sudden death. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of sids after 4 months?

What is the likelihood of sids after 4 months?

High until 12 months: Sudden infant death syndrome risk is very high from months 2-4 and tapers off until 12 months. It is best to practice safe sleeping habits. No pillows, stuffed animals or thick blankets in the crib with the baby. Always put your child to sleep on their back and never with a bottle. Do not allow your baby to sleep with other persons in the bed as there is a risk of rolling over and smothering. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: SIDS?

Sudden infant death: SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It defines as a group sudden death to newborns up to one year of age without an identifiable cause. If a cause of death can be identified, this cannot be defined as SIDS. Certain factors in the US are believed to contribute to a decreased rate Of SIDS, including sleeping on the back instead of the stomach, breast feeding, no smoking, and vaccination ...Read more

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What happens in the body when a baby dies from sids?

Same as any cause: Once blood flow to tissues stop from any cause, the cells begin to break down. The pattern is the same with sids as it would be from any other cause, except the added features of an infection or other agent would not be present. It would be a pattern most like suffocation. ...Read more

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Dealing with sids death. I need advice or help please?

Group help: The first thing you must realize is that nothing you did caused this. It is not your fault.
Please look at the link below so you can find people, moms and families that can help you
http://sidsamerica. Org/sids-help/sids-support-groups
my best wishes and prayers to you. ...Read more

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When can I feel confident my baby is not at risk for sids?

6 months: The risk of SIDS drastically decreases between four and six months. Now we do see deaths classified between six months and a year as SIDS, but the experts think these are truly more " accidental suffocation" deaths. ...Read more

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What is the chance of having consecutive children succumb to sids?

5- 6 folds incresed: Siblings of sids victims have a 5-to-6-fold increased risk of dying of sids. Twin siblings have a two-fold increased risk of sids. However, the risk that a second child will die as a result of sids remains <1% for most families.

You could get more info from the links: http://www.Uptodate. Com/contents/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids-beyond-the-basics

http://sids-network. Org/experts/subch1. H. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I must continue feeling so bad after sids death?

Depression last long: It's not unusual to continue to be depressed for sometime. ...Read more

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Keep reading most sids deaths are between 2 and 4 months. Is that when the baby is starting her 4th month or finishing?

Keep reading most sids deaths are between 2 and 4 months. Is that when the baby is starting her 4th month or finishing?

Doesn't matter: The early definition of sids placed the vulnerable period at birth to a year of age. Higher numbers are reported in early months but later events do occur. That said, it declines as babies are able begin to roll. Rolling over probably provides a protective effect. Parents should start babies on their back during infancy and not fret if they roll in the night. ...Read more

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Why is it that sids does not exist in 3rd world countries where they practice everything people say causes sids? Appears to be serious problem here!

You are misinformed: Sids does exist in the non developed world- unfortunately they have many other things that contribute to infant mortality and due to their limited resources these cases are not well documented. In general sids is not a common disorder. We have been able to target many causes or associations with sids. Includes but not limited to- co-sleeping, stomach sleeping, smoking etc. ...Read more

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How to prevent sids?

How to prevent sids?

Back Sleeping: The major way is for your infant to sleep on their back. Altho not 100% preventative, it is the single best method. Secondly, do not cobed with your child. Even in the best of situations, tragedies have occured. ...Read more

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Which babies are at risk for sids?

Which babies are at risk for sids?

Smoking, prone sleep: Not only is there no treatment to prevent sids, it is the most common cause of death in infants. We DO know risk factors are smoking, NOT breastfeeding, Warm room temperature, baby wearing a hat to sleep, and prone sleeping. So the least SIDS risk is the baby who is breastfed, put down to sleep on his back, in a 68 degree room, without a hat, in a nonsmoking environment. ...Read more

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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?

SIDS: Sids still remains largely a mystery. In recent years, some new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sids?

What is the treatment for sids?

SIDS rx?: There is no treatment for sids. Sids is sudden death syndrome, and by time it is diagnosed the infant is already dead. The controversy continues over how to prevent sids. Associated risk factors include: sleeping on the baby's stomach; sleeping in bed with a parent; parental smoking; sleeping with thick bedding; family history of sids. Some cases are now known to be due to child abuse. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sids?

How can I prevent sids?

Sleep position: Babies who sleep on their stomach or side have a higher risk of SIDS, therefore they should always sleep on their back. Pacifier use and background noise, such as a ceiling fan, have been shown to decrease the risk as well. Smokers in the home and overheating have been shown to increase the risk. ...Read more

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Which babies die of sids?

Which babies die of sids?

Ubpredictable: There are known associations. 1. A male at or about 3 to 4 months. 2. Preventive position in the crib should be supine. 3. Commoner in bottle-fed.4. Sometimes warning symptoms include irritability, a "simple cold", or occasional apnea (stopped breathing) for a few seconds during sleep. It is usually nocturnal and can be related to vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency. ...Read more

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What is a "near-miss sids death"?

No one knows: There is a "pop" notion that infants who suddenly stop breathing ("apnea of infancy"; "apparent life-threatening event") have "almost died of sids". This generated much discussion but it turns out that these children are at no extra risk of actually dying than are other kids. Today, most folks don't use the term "near-miss sids". ...Read more

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Is smoking the main cause of sids?

Is smoking the main cause of sids?

Maternal Smoking sid: No it may not be the main cause but important cause of sids, it doubles the chance of having a sids infant
other causes potulated are
1 lack of serotonin in the brain
2 sleeping on belly
3 over bundling
4 first six months of life
5loose bedding
serotonin is crucial neurotransmitter in medula oblongata, part of the brain control the breathing and heart rate, BP ad temp, and it compromises the ability. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs. To prevent it babies should sleep on their back, no blankets, bumpers or pillow, no stuffed animals in cribs, avoid second hand-smoking, avoid co-sleeping in ...Read more