- These risk factors are modifiable and some may be considered non-modifiable. It is recommended that a comprehensive assessment of risk factors be conducted at the initial encounter with pregnant women and families.
Risk factors include:
- alcohol and substance use
- lack of or late initiation of prenatal care
- obstetrical factors
- parental mental illness
- low socioeconomic status
- beliefs that are incongruent with safe sleep recommendations.
Women and Children
Working with Families to Promote Safe Sleep for Infants
Point of Care Resources