Understanding the Risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as ‘cot death’ is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby within the first year of life.

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About 20% of sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUID) have a clear cause, including severe and unequivocal infection.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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Relevant information
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19 May 2022
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Great resource.
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21 Apr 2020
Brief but informative.
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Kerrie chrimes
24 Apr 2020
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Chelsea Dragt
02 May 2021
Great to know statistics and refresh knowledge
Heather Bezerra
20 Nov 2021
This was a short article but had great information regarding SIDS.
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30 May 2020
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