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My daughter is over 3 months but 4 weeks early so 10 weeks and im so afraid of sids but with preemies does sids go by their age or gestational age?

My daughter is over 3 months but 4 weeks early  so 10 weeks and im so afraid of sids but with preemies does sids go by their age or gestational age?

SIDS: No one has determined the cause of sids. Place baby on their back to sleep. No toys in the crib. No smokers in the house and be sure they have had time to digest their food before sleep. Yes it is so scary and unfortunately still happens. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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For a preemie if it was 2 months old but 4 weeks early is the risk for sids go by their age from when they are born or their original due date?

For a preemie if it was 2 months old but 4 weeks early  is the risk for sids go by their age from when they are born or their original due date?

SIDS: Not related to age when born, cause is unknown although prematurity is a factor. There are many contributing risk factors like cold temp, apnea, low birth weight, drugs, smoking, illness, etc. ...Read more

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At what age is my baby no longer at risk for sid?

At what age is my baby no longer at risk for sid?

12 months: This is by definition. In my forensic pathology practice, most "sids" cases that i see have occurred in an unsafe sleep environment. Historically, many have been missed homicides, and a pathologist will always want to rule out everything from having been fed raw honey (botulism) to being born without sweat glands to mutated ion channels in the heart. ...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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What can you tell me about sids?

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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Is there any sid effect of oral sex?

Is there any sid effect of oral sex?

Std: You can contract an std from oral sex. Herpes, human papilloma virus, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphillis, hepatitis b and HIV are some you can contract from oral sex. ...Read more

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

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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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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If im on androgel I have no sid effects senc 4 y es all my test there are fine do well I have aby kind of risk?

Suppression: Unusual that an individual was started on trt at the age of 44. There is no specific risk if your treatment was appropriately implemented, other than infertility (by way of "-" feedback inhibition, if you had normal spermatogenesis at age 44). Your follow-up test should include a hct and cholesterol: while trt should put you at your "usual" chol risk, erythrocytosis can make your blood "thicker". ...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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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


Dr. Scott Katz
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Sudden Infant Death (Definition)

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is a condition in which a baby has died for no apparent reason, while sleeping, usually ...Read more