What exactly is spina bifida?
Learn all about this congenital condition
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs early during pregnancy. It happens when part of the neural tube does not form properly, leaving a gap that can cause spinal cord and vertebrae problems. The symptoms of spina bifida can vary in severity, and indeed one person's experience may be very different from the experience of the next.
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