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Spina Bifida  External Link

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This fact sheet defines spina bifida, an incomplete closure of the spinal column. Its incidence, symptoms, characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Educational implications a... Details >

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Education  External Link

Why Folic Acid Is So Important

Also available in: Spanish 

The B vitamin folic acid helps prevent birth defects. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before she is pregnant, it can help prevent major birth defects of her baby’s brain and spine.... Details >

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities