Once a woman has had a baby, there is a lot of information to take in during the hospital stay, but UMC's team of professionals want to make sure the transition to home is as seamless as possible. Our nursing staff provides educational and resource materials to help answer questions about caring for baby and mom after delivery. A UMC Associate will call once home to ask if there are any further questions? Although we offer a lot of educational support during the hospital stay, there may still be some things to ask. One especially important thing to know is the dangers of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is important to keep your newborn comfortable, but bear in mind that more than 400 Texas babies die in their sleep each year, either from SIDS or accidental suffocation or strangulation. Learn how it is preventable.

Room to Breathe

To help spread the word, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has launched a campaign to educate new parents on how best to care for their child at bedtime. It’s called “Room to Breathe.” It features a woman whose child never woke up from a nap. She tells her story in this video. The campaign’s focus is the ABCs of infant sleep.

A: Babies should sleep alone, never with their parents or siblings
B: On their back with no blankets, bedding, bumper pads or stuffed animals
C: In a crib and cool (70 degrees max)
S: In a smoke-free environment