The mother's socioeconomic status is a possible contributing factor because the leading cause of death was related to congenital malformations, which in some cases can be eliminated with appropriate nutritional intake and prenatal vitamins.
Multivitamins: Once you're pregnant, your obstetrician will probably prescribe a prenatal vitamin for you to take, but even before conception you can take a daily multivitamin to ensure you're taking in enough needed vitamins and minerals.
Many of the marchers in the March for Babies likely did not give a second thought about preemies or the many health hindrances that can come with premature delivery or poor prenatal care - until it happened to them or someone they knew.
Parental concerns are reflected in the status of a reproductive couple to prevent the transmission of the virus before pregnancy and if this is not possible, to obtain adequate prenatal care to prevent the transmission to the baby.
Premature infants and low birth weight babies in general are known to be at increased risk of developing SIDS, as are infants born to teenage mothers, poor mothers, and mothers who for any reason have had inadequate prenatal care.