SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

 
SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden and unexplained death of an apparently healthy infant under the age of one year. It is the leading cause of death in children between the ages of one month and one year. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion made only after a thorough case investigation including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and a review to the infant's clinical history has ruled out all known and possible causes of death. 


 

October is

 SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS)

Awareness Month!

 
 
 
Learn more about the problem and the risk factors and take action to reduce the risk. 
Start by always placing babies on their backs to sleep.​
 
The Safe To Sleep Campaign has new outreach and education activities aimed at reducing infant death risk from SIDS and other sleep-related sudden unexpected infant deaths.
   
 
Counseling services to Wake County families who have experienced a loss due to SIDS.
Educational and awareness events and presentations provided in the community.
 

Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

10 Sunnybrook Road

Raleigh NC 27610

919-250-4640 or 919-250-1049