SIDS (Cot Death) and Twins


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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

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SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Things Parents NEED To Know!

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Twins and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

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Sudden infant death syndrome is defined as the sudden and unexplained death of a healthy baby under one year of age. It is also called “crib death”, although cribs do not cause SIDS. Rather, the term refers to the circumstances of the death, which generally takes place while a baby is sleeping. Twins and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Each year, an estimated 7,000 babies die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in the United States alone.

More children die of SIDS than Aids, Cancer, Heart disease, Child Abuse, Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy combined (Holcher. Background Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor to infant mortality. Previous studies have suggested that infants born of twin pregnancies are at greater risk for SIDS and that a twin who survives after a co-twin dies is at increased risk for SIDS.

twins are at increased risk of fetal and infant death, cerebral palsy and many congenital anomalies. The aim of this study is to investigate whether zygosity is a risk factor for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Birth registration data and draft infant death certificates for all multiple births in England and. Background: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor to infant mortality. Previous studies have suggested that infants born of twin pregnancies are at greater risk for SIDS and that a twin who survives after a co-twin dies is at increased risk for SIDS.

The simultaneous sudden deaths of twins rarely occur and therefore it has received limited attention in the medical literature. When the deaths of the twins meet the defined criteria for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) independently and take place within the same 24 h range it can be called as simultaneous SIDS (SSIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies under 1. Get the facts and learn how to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. Welcome to the American SIDS Institute Welcome to the American SIDS Institute.

As a result of efforts by the Institute and other organizations, the sudden infant death rate is at an all-time low. However there are still about 4,000 sleep-related infant deaths that occur each year in the US. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome CDC Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child of less than one year of age. Diagnosis requires that the death remain unexplained even after a thorough autopsy and detailed death scene investigation.

SIDS usually occurs during sleep. Typically death occurs between the hours of 00:00 and 09:00.

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Sue should explain to the grandmother and the parents that although infants have slept on the abdomen without harm, research has shown that infants sleeping in this position have a higher chance of dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than those who sleep on the back.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Death from an unknown cause during sleep—sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)—is the most common circumstance of infant death between 1 week and 1 year of age.

“Family Medicine: Principles and Practice” by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, W. E. Jacott, M. G. Rosen, Robert B. Taylor
from Family Medicine: Principles and Practice
by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, et. al.
Springer New York, 2013

Suppose that you are investigating the possible link between sudden infant death syndrome (SID) and the sleeping arrangement for the baby: in the same bed as that of the parents; in a separate bed in the same room; and in a separate bed in a different room.

“Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals” by David Bowers
from Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals
by David Bowers
Wiley, 2019

Siblings of SIDS victims have the same risk as the general population.

“Forensic Pathology” by Dominick DiMaio, Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D., Myron H. Dembo, Helena Seli
from Forensic Pathology
by Dominick DiMaio, Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D., et. al.
Taylor & Francis, 2001

You may have read about the condition or even know someone whose baby died of SIDS.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Even if the risk is increased, families have a 99% chance that their subsequent child will not die of SIDS.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

Subsequent Siblings of a SIDS Victim The next-born siblings of first-born infants dying of any noninfectious natural cause are at significantly increased risk for infant death from the same cause, including SIDS.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

• Have two siblings who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

“Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care E-Book” by Brian K. Walsh
from Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care E-Book
by Brian K. Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Sleep position on the abdomen has been associated with SIDS, along with congenital abnormalities, sleep apnea, and depressed ventilator response to increased carbon dioxide or decreased oxygen blood levels.

“Foundations and Adult Health Nursing” by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN
from Foundations and Adult Health Nursing
by Kim Cooper, RN, MSN, Kelly Gosnell, RN, MSN
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

Studies conflict on the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in twins.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson
from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
by Kathleen R. Simpson
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

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  • And it didn’t occur to you, the parents, that allowing an INFANT to be injected with MULTIPLE numerous viruses in a one dose vaccine (all at one time), to be an overzealous overdose risk ‼️
    Sad �� and sorry to say, your lack of common sense & research killed your baby.

  • TyQuwanda B. SIDS is something that can’t be predicted in babies. I will educated my parents on safe sleeping patterns and help them understand putting their children on their tummy to sleep put their children at a greater risk of succumbing to SIDS. It is important that parents are given correct and accurate information so they will understand that babies will be placed on their back to sleep unless they have a note from the baby’s doctor.

  • Has there been a study on the baby’s bodies inability to maintain needed bodily functions when asleep? Can it be somehow rooted in the brain that controls automatic behaviour like breathing and even heart rate and when asleep that somehow shuts off in the brain?

  • Fun fact: during WW1, orphanages were losing infants constantly. Not because they weren’t fed. They were. They were also clean and warm. They were still dying.

    The research that followed proved that human babies NEED physical contact and a hell of a LOT of it.

    Putting an infant to sleep alone is against every natural behaviour on the planet, yet we put ours in small cages in quiet rooms away from all contact.


  • There’s also something you forgot to note, room temperature. Since babies cannot regulate their body temperature that well any high exposure to hot or cold climates can kill the infant too.

  • I’ve heard physicians with suspicions that many if not most cases of SIDS are truthfully infanticide. The risk factors and increases during times of alcohol consumption seem to indicate that is a possibility. What is your take on that theory?

  • sudden infant death syndrome is caused by a mother who is tired from the baby’s crying so she holds the baby a little too tight and the cries stop.

  • Boy? Check. 2-4 months old? Check. Formula fed? Check. Born prematurely? Check. I love how I’m getting more info from complete strangers than from the dozens of medical personnel we’ve interacted with these past 2 months.

  • 1994: A human autopsy study on babies who had died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was published by G. Drasch and others at the University of Munich in Germany. They found a strong correlation between the mercury levels in the brains and kidneys of the babies and the number of amalgam fillings in the mother’s teeth. These findings were confirmed by another autopsy study conducted In 1996 by Lutz. These studies showed that mercury from a mother’s amalgam fillings is typically the major source of mercury for the unborn child

  • As a child care provider I would explain to the parent that if the child sleeps on his or her side or stomach that it is dangerous for the baby. Unless they have a medical reason that they can’t sleep on their backs.

  • As a new provider I would tell them that they have to place them on their backs. Placing them on their stomachs is not safe for the baby.

  • Isn’t it followed up sfter BBS/Blue Baby Symdrome which is a combination of Cyanosis and Hypoxia preterm birth defect which can lead to Hypotonia,early on set Cardiovascular disease,asthma,nerve dqmage and other peripheral Neurological disorders in your later life

  • this reminds me, it’s been like decades since Finland (I think) has done those government provided baby boxes and just recently America is just starting to see the benefits…

  • Always wondered if this is a survival mechanism. If an infant’s body feels it is unable to survive in these conditions than it would shut itself down prematurely.

    That or maybe its linked to the causes of stroke since both seem so similar (heart & brain communicating to prematurely shut down).

  • Hello! I had a 5 month old grandchild that died from SIDS and I can tell you it is the most devastating event that will happen in your life! I Had a brief visit to heaven during my brain surgery and spoke to angels there and here about why god had chose to take my grandchild and they gave me answers about all of this. I wrote a book and its for sale now on amazon. (TO HEAVEN AND BACK WITH ANGELS). Its a great story and my intentions on writing the book is to comfort anyone who has had an infant death in their family. See a short preview of this story on youtube. Everyone must read this story!! Please buy, read and share!!! I really hope this helps someone thats wondering about their infants that went to heaven. Thank You!! Timothy Peak (Author).

  • u have a very good voice which when emphasizes on things helps remmbr whats imp whats not….
    keep up ur work. i love ur videos….

  • I would do what I could to get the baby asleep. I would try a pacifier method that I learned in my training. If that did not work I would call the parents and explain to them that their child is not sleeping and is fussy. The baby could be at risk for SIDS if it’s placed on its stomach.

  • Thousands of reports from sids babies report, the baby just had several vaccines. They report to their doctor that their baby is strangely very lethargic. The doctor always says just normal from getting all the vaccines. Many parents noticed the baby breathing was weak and shallow. Still doctors ignored most of these parents saying vaccines cause lethargy. These precious babies are victims of our vaccine overdoses. You never hear that. The vaccines are never mentioned. Almost all reports state the baby just had lots of vaccines. These people are fucking liars, they work for CDC. Sids should be called VIDS. Vaxxed infant death syndrome. When babies are given vaccines and it causes respitory depression. Aluminum and mercury are not suppose to be injected into a baby. It is so wrong. My grandma and mom, said sids never existed when they were young mothers. It has nothing to do with sleeping arrangements. The toxins injected are the main cause and don’t beleive anything else. This video sucks. It’s propaganda.

  • Explain to other staff WHY we should not place babies on tummies/sides to sleep, ask director if we can have a training for staff(like this video).

  • The government just wants the pharmaceuticals to make a lot of money for the economy they don’t give a damn about your babies they need the resources and the resources are human babies got it I grew up your grandmothers grow up your grandpa others grew up your parents grew up mothers grew up all your relatives from 50 years ago lived fine without vaccines why the hell do we need them now this is just murder it’s an Assault on humanity

  • My little baby girl died of SIDS at 16 days old. I got up to breast feed her @ 3am & she got a full belly & went back to sleep. I woke up again, this time @ 5am, because it was breakfast time and she was a hungry little mama, and found her dead. In the course of just 2 hours she had died, her lips were black & she was ice cold. She weighed 6 pounds exactly. The police were the first responders. They took everything that belonged to her (even her formula which I would sometimes give her during the day) to have it tested for poison. The sad truth is that it happens to these perfectly pure and innocent children. When babies are born and their bodies are learning to adjust to living outside of mommy’s warm and cuddly womb, the neurotransmitters can misfire and not send the signal to breathe and they can just stop.

    This is an old post and I’m sure nobody will read it, heck, I may get cussed out by an internet troll for something I said or did. But for me, writing on this page is cathartic. Thanks for listening if anyone did lol

  • I would inform the parent that the child must sleep in bed with no pillow or blanket, and will be placed on their back at all times.

  • Jatoria Evans
    I have learned a lot from watching this video. Placing your child on there backs is the most safest sleep position for your child.

  • My brother lost his twin sons to did a in October and November 2005. They were 5, and then 6 months old. R_ died at the daycare, so they of course quit daycare, but it didn’t matter. J__ died in his crib three weeks later. They said it is more common in twins. But the boys mom also wouldn’t quit smoking while she was pregnent. I was 6 months pregnant with my first when brother lost his boys. How can you be excited and joyous about to have your first baby whom you had been trying to conceive for 4 years in the face of such tragic deaths? It was/ still is horrible. My family blamed the mother for smoking while pregnant and she ran off, left my brother. He tried coping. Threw all his energy into protecting my baby. First with getting every device available to monitor my pregnancy in the home, then for monitoring my baby at home. But it proved to much and he took his own life. We broke state laws to bury the boys ashes with him. My state wouldn’t allow it, but he wanted so badly to be with his boys, we felt we needed to do it. This is my first time talking about this online. No names to protect their graves. We will never know if it was because of smoking. PLEASE don’t risk it. Quit smoking for your babies. I don’t know what else to say…����

  • A question about the feet-to-foot practice shown in this video near the 33:30 minute mark-I thought the current recommendation is not to use even a thin blanket on a baby, in a crib?

  • You cannot prevent SIDS. aids and suffocation are two different things. Now research is showing that sudden infant death is being caused from sleep apnea and there is no way to know if your baby will have a bad episode of sleep unless they get a sleep brain study at a hospital and they don’t do that unless something has already happened. Every parent needs to have a heart monitor like the owlet and know CPR. Parents who have found their babies soon enough has been able to give CPR and save their lives. Sleep apnea is more common than you think but rarely deadly. It’s when the babies brain doesn’t tell the body to keep breathing and the baby just stops and doesn’t wake up.

  • Tyesha nelson I will educate the mom on SIDS risk factors and how to prevent them and our policy as a childcare center and I will ask questions of why do mom request for child to sleep on his or her side and if she had a doctor note stating health issues

  • Sids is always vaccine related I know several nurses who believe this too. The stories of vaccine deaths are in the millions. Vaccines cause severe lethargy and respiratory depression. That’s where these deaths come from.

  • Supposedly SIDS is just a cover story by the medical community to cover up for women actually suffocating their own children in their sleep, nothing is known about SIDS and there is virtually no research in to this problem, the more you research this more it appears that women are doing this.

  • Risk factors -baby lungs are still developing and could stop breathing make sure you have good ventilation in the baby room to assist there breathing and the most important avoid placing the baby in the area of the room that the air are stale. Imagine a room with close windows and the house is air tight especially in North America is like a car with close windows no adequate fresh oxygen supply. If you have a furnace fan keep it on at all time to have air movement or have a electric fan. Hope this save life. thank you

  • Learning about the risk factors of SIDS and how to prevent it is one of the most influential topics that I am glad that I had the opportunity to be taught on. Until reviewing this clip I was unaware that SIDS was something that is common and of course heartbreaking to both the parent and the childcare provider. I learned that unless a physician has prescribed an order that allows for a baby to sleep in a position other than it’s back, all babies should be sleeping placed on their back when put to sleep. I also learned that the safest way to ensure that a child’s breathing is not obstructed is to place a baby in it’s crib or bassinet without additives such as blankets, pillows, and toys. I could go on and on about all that I have learned from this clip but I believe the knowledge that I have shared is of much proof. Thank You greatly for this greatly articulated learning discussion on SIDS!

    Harriet Hill

  • Baby girl 8 lbs 1 1/2 ounces 20 1/2 inches long. Just had six week checkup. The pediatrician called her perfect. Died 9 days later sleeping on her back. We all live on God’s time.

  • 1994: A human autopsy study on babies who had died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was published by G. Drasch and others at the University of Munich in Germany. They found a strong correlation between the mercury levels in the brains and kidneys of the babies and the number of amalgam fillings in the mother’s teeth. These findings were confirmed by another autopsy study conducted In 1996 by Lutz. These studies showed that mercury from a mother’s amalgam fillings is typically the major source of mercury for the unborn child

  • My first son died in 1990 at 1 month 27 days old.
    He died of SIDS less than 2 days after being vaccinated.
    Back then we had no idea of the correlation between the two events.
    People need to know that what happened to him may happen to their child.

  • Pertussis/Whooping Cough Vaccine.    Hint Hint.  Research how it effects the throat/suffocation.  You are on the right track.  Hopefully Trump eliminates corruption in the CDC and FDA.

  • I just lost my granddaughter… they followed these rules.. she was such a joy and such a good, easy baby. Scarlett had just turned two months old a few days before…

  • Im a nurse. I vow to tell every single patient of mine or person I know the ABC’s to help prevent SIDS. Also things that can reduce risk is not smoking around the baby, Have your baby sleep in your room but not in your bed. Dont overheat the baby. Give your baby a pacifier. If it falls out of their mouth dont put it back in but let them suck on it as long as they can in bed. Breastfeeding also reduces the risk. God bless all the famlies with newborns. I pray this never happens again to any more families. I cant even fathom what these families are going through.