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Spina bifida explained - Better Health Channel -open

Spina bifida is one of a class of birth defects, called neural tube defects. These defects involve damage to the spine and spinal cord. Some vertebrae of the spine don't close properly during pregnancy and the spinal cord's nerves are exposed and damaged. The vitamin folate (folic acid) can prevent up to 70 per cent of spina bifida cases, if taken daily one month before conception and daily during the first three months of pregnancy.






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