Michael & Anita
Things Could Not Have Worked Out Better For Us. No matter how perfect an adoption situation may seem at first, you just don't know what the outcome will be until you have the baby strapped in the car seat and are on your way home with your new child. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect child or a more ideal open adoption opportunity for us. The ParentProfiles.com website more ...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is one of the most feared phrases for any new parent. The thought of losing a child is devastating, and it is difficult to figure out what is fact and what is fiction. We often hear about SIDS in the news, and you may be wondering how big a threat it is and how you can protect your baby from such a fate.
SIDS cases have reduced dramatically over the past ten years, with approximately 2,500 deaths a year reported. Many of the deaths are mysterious, and no one thing could be pinpointed as the culprit. The reduction in infant deaths is mainly due to the "back to sleep" program which urges parents to put their babies to sleep on their backs, instead of their stomachs or sides. Here are some more tips to help prevent SIDS in your own baby.- Put your baby to sleep on their back- they have sleep aids that could help with this.
Parents dealing with loss should seek help and counseling as soon as possible. Most communities have support groups in place for such losses, and will help a great deal in coming to terms with your loss. You will no doubt have a great deal of guilt and a sense of loss, which may never be fully healed. Discuss your feelings with your physician, spouse, and loved ones. If you feel depression setting in, there are a variety of medications and therapies designed to help you deal with your loss.