Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the quick and sudden death of an infant. SIDS usually occurs when an infant is asleep, showing no signs of suffering. SIDS cases are given a “diagnosis of exclusion”. This means that after an autopsy has been performed, the death scene has been examined, and a review of the child’s history completed, medical professionals then rule out all other possible causes of death, and label the cause as SIDS.
SIDS causes are a mystery, it is a recognized medical disorder. It is listed in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision.
National nonprofit health care organization offers information, education and family support.
528 Raven Way
Naples, FL 34110
Phone: 239 431-5425
Provides counseling , support groups, information & referral
Boston Medical Center Dept of Pediatrics
771 Albany St
4th Floor, Room 4204
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617 414-7437 or 800 641-7437 (MA & RI 24-hour on-call service)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Program Director Shari Krauss)
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
Use this SUID/SIDS Gateway to find resources for states, communities, professionals, and families to reduce sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), promote healthy outcomes, and cope with grief when losses occur.
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Project email: email@example.com
Offers education, support and information for parents.
49 Locust Avenue, Suite 104
New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone: 203 966-1300
24/7 Grief Line: 800 221-7437
Bereaved Parent Support Groups Listings
Support Group Information – Newton Wellesley Hospital
Grief, Loss & Traumatic Birth Support Links and Information – Massachusetts Birth Connections
Fact Sheet last updated on: 3/17/2023
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