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People with Spina Bifida can be born with hydrocephalus ("water on the brain), which can cause memory problems. But not all people with Spina Bifida have hydrocephalus, and therefore not all of them have memory problems.

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Need a good laxative for spina bifida children?

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How do you prevent Spina Bifida?

There is no means of definitely preventing Spina Bifida, however taking folic acid leading up to and throughout the pregnancy can assist in normal growth of the spinal cord and is therefore a good preventative measure to take. There is about a 0.1-0.2% chance an infant will be diagnosed with Spina Bifida, and not all cases are serious.

What is the prognosis for spina bifida?

More than 80% of infants born with spina bifida survive with surgical and medical management. Although complications.threaten the well-being of the survivors, the outlook for normal intellectual function is good.

Should you do gymnastics with Spina Bifida Occulta?

It would be a very good idea to discuss that with your physician.

Can you prevent Spina Bifida?

You can make it less LIKELY to happen by the mother having good nutrition during pregnancy, including taking the doctor-recommended amount of folic acid both before and during pregnancy. There is no known way to guarantee that you can prevent Spina Bifida.

Spina bifida - resources?

Alternative NamesResources - spina bifidaInformationThe following organization is a good resource for information on spina bifida:Spina Bifida Association -

Should a woman born with Spina Bifida ever conceive a child?

A woman with Spina Bifida has a 3% to 7% increase over the general population for having a child with Spina Bifida. Taking folic acid in a high concentration starting one month before conception and continuing through the first trimester of pregnancy reduce the increase to 1% and also seems to reduce the severity of defects should the baby develop spina bifida.Each woman must decide with her doctor if she is physically capable of carrying a baby, depending on what disability from the NTD she lives with. Speaking on a personal level I was born with spina bifida occulta, I had 3 children before there was documentation regarding the use of folic acid. None of my children have a NTD. Good luck.

How can Spina Bifida be prevented?

With all they know researchers have still not figured out how to completely prevent Spina Bifida. The reason for this is the majority of moms giving birth to a baby with spina bifida do not fall into any of the known risk categories.Here's what they do know; the defects are first seen in the 21st to 28th day after conception when the neural tubes should come together forming an early nervous system that will grow up to be the spine and brain. For reasons not yet understood the neural tube fails to completely fuse leaving gaps. The gaps persist and will be seen along the spine of the baby.Mothers over 40 have a higher risk of having a baby with spina bifida, as do diabetics and women taking certain anticonvulsants to prevent seizures. A woman on any anticonvulsants needs to talk to her doctor before becoming pregnant to see if she needs to change to a medication found to be safe.Obesity, smoking cigarettes, second hand smoke and drinking alcohol are all felt to be risk factors in developing spina bifida and are to be avoided.Now for the good news, folic acid (vitamin B9) is known to reduce the chance of having a baby with spina bifida by over 70% if taken for four weeks prior to conception and through the first trimester. This is also true for women who have already given birth to a child with a neural tube defect. Thought to be at an increased risk of up to 7% taking a prescription strength of folic acid will reduce the risk to just 1% and continuing the dose until 12 weeks after conception can also reduce the severity if the baby should develop the defect.

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Can children with Spina Bifida participate in regular physical education classes?

To a certain extent, they can. Some adaptation of the activities may be necessary. Of course anything involving use of the legs may have to be done sitting down. One thing I did as a teen with Spina Bifida was weightlifting, as my upper body strength is much better than my lower body strength. Of course it would be a good idea to discuss what activities a child with Spina Bifida can safely participate in with his/her physician and see if the school can make some adaptions to include the child in more activities. Children with Spina Bifida may be able to throw a basketball into a basket, or hit a baseball with a bat, and let someone else do the running part or else have someone help them by pushing them if they are in a wheelchair. So a cooperative effort would help the child to participate in sports and other physical education activities. I participated in softball games as a child with Spina Bifida myself, when I was on crutches, by hitting the ball myself, and then having another child do the running around the bases. As an adult, I once played volleyball but was allowed to throw the ball instead of hitting it the normal way, because I wasn't able to manage that and stay upright on my crutches. A child who normally uses crutches or a walker might want to use a wheelchair temporarily during physical education classes to make such activities easier for them to do. They can push themselves or have someone push them in a wheelchair if the students are running on a track.

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We have traditions to help commemorate our past. Sometimes things have happened on a certain day that have provide us with good memories. You continue to uphold these memories by celebrating them.

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