Tuesday, October 2, 2007

What Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

  • “SIDS is the diagnosis given for the sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained after a complete investigation, which includes an autopsy, examination of the death scene (Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines), and review of the symptoms or illnesses the infant had prior to dying and any other pertinent medical and family history. Because most babies sleep in cribs, and therefore, most cases of SIDS occur when a baby is in a crib sleeping, SIDS is sometimes called “crib death." Cribs do not cause SIDS.” (First Candle/SIDS Alliance)


    Doctors are not sure about the prevailing cause of SIDS; this leaves American families in a state of ambiguity, searching for meaning.

    Yes, there is promising research evidence that suggests some SIDS babies are born with brain abnormalities that make the baby vulnerable to sudden death during the first year of life. However, there is NOT yet a way to predict or prevent SIDS.

    Current studies indicate that despite the proactive steps parents and caregivers take to reduce their baby’s risk of infant death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) continues to be a leading cause of deaths for over 2,100 infants during the first year of life in the United States. Over 5 babies a day die somewhere in the United States of America of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    SIDS is NOT child abuse.

    SIDS crosses all socio-economic boundaries.

    African American and Native American babies are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from SIDS than Caucasian babies.

    Male infants are more likely to succumb to SIDS than infant females.

    For more information about SIDS please visit the links on the left under the title, My favorite Blogs and Cyber-places.

    What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was posted by Jewel Sample, MS
    Award-winning author of Flying Hugs and Kisses (2006), also translated: Besos y abrazos al aire (2006, Spanish edition) and Flying Hugs and Kisses Activity Book (2007)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Internet Radio Talk Show Host Leslie Baldwin Chats with Author Jewel Sample

October is National SIDS Awareness Month

Wellness Advocate and Internet Radio Talk Show Host, Leslie Baldwin of San Antonio, TX talks with children’s writer Jewel Sample and author of “Flying Hugs and Kisses.” Jewel shares her ideas on faith and whether it is important during a time of grief and current parenting issues that face families today.

To listen to the full interview click on this link:

Leslie Baldwin chats with Flying Hugs and Kisses author Jewel Sample

Leslie Baldwin’s life issue discussions on health, home schooling, current news and events and show information can be found by visiting www.springanew.com

October National Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness Month Event

Every Life Makes a Ripple No Matter How Small
3rd Annual
Memory Walk

Saturday, October 13 10 a.m.
OU MEDICAL CENTER Presbyterian Tower Pond
NE 13th Street & Lincoln Blvd.

To honor October as National Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness month, OU
MEDICAL CENTER will host its annual Memory Walk on Saturday, October 13 at 10
a.m. This walk will honor the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or infancy. Parents and
families of all ages, and supporters of anyone who has lost a baby in pregnancy or infancy,
are welcome. There will be a short program before the walk at the Presbyterian Tower
pond (NE 13th St. and Lincoln Blvd.) For more information, contact the OU MEDICAL
CENTER Chaplain’s office at (405) 271-5758.

October SIDS, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Event

Tulsa Oklahoma's Pregnancy And Infant Loss Memorial Service And Walk

We Will Celebrate the Lives of Our Children
Awareness Walk, Balloon Release and Candle Lighting Ceremony

When: October 13th 2007
Time: 5-9 PM
Location: La Fortune Park
S. Yale Ave.
Call Candi: (918) 865-2203 or Melissa (405) 260-0013
Everyone is Welcome
Sponsored by:
Puddin Pops Day Care