Congress Urged to Deal with SIDS

WASHINGTON – Newborn survival advocates roamed Capitol Hill early this week urging Congress to act on measures to improve investigations and data about infant deaths and stillbirths.

We’re not using what our lost babies can teach us to help avoid this happening to someone else,” Laura Crandall, whose daughter, Maria, died in her crib of unexplained causes at 15 months of age, told a forum held for congressional staff Tuesday.

Crandall and more than 30 other parents and family members affected by stillbirths and unexplained infant deaths are advocating passage of the Stillbirth and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Prevention, Education and Awareness Act.

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