Thursday, October 15, 2015

National Infant Loss Awareness Day October 15

Today is National infant loss awareness day, tonight we will light the sky with candles, join in and light a candle as soon as it gets dark tonight. Help us raise awareness and join our wave of light. Our angel babies and their families would appreciate it <3 

90,000 children die annually in the United States before their first birthday.

Nearly 2,500 babies are lost/year in the United States due to S.I.D.S.

SIDS is the leading cause of death among babies between 1 month and 1 year of age.

More than 2,000 babies died of SIDS in 2010, the last year for which such statistics are available.

Most SIDS deaths occur when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age, and the majority (90%) of SIDS deaths occur before a baby reaches 6 months of age. However SIDS deaths can occur anytime during a baby's first year. 

SIDS is a sudden and silent medical disorder that can happen to an infant who seems healthy.

SIDS is sometimes called "crib death" or "cot death" because it is associated with the time frame when the baby is sleeping. Cribs themselves don't cause SIDS, but the baby's sleep environment can influence sleep-related causes of death.

Slightly more boys die of SIDS than do girls. 

In the past, the number of SIDS deaths seemed to increase during the colder months of the year. But today, the numbers are more evenly spread throughout the calendar year.

SIDS rates for the United States have dropped steadily since 1994 in all racial and ethnic groups. Thousands of infant lives have been saved, but some ethnic groups are still at higher risk for SIDS.

Nearly 30,000 babies a year are born stillborn. The number of stillbirths that occur worldwide jumps to more than 4.5 million/year.

More babies die as a result of stillbirth than all other causes of infant death combined.

Stillbirth occurs ten times more frequently than S.I.D.S.
15-20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage each year.

The average cost to bury a child is $10,000. Yet the average household income in the United States is just over $50,000/year.

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