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Folic acid.

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Q: What kind of vitamin would a pregnant women take to prevent Spina Bifida?
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Which b vitamin can prevent Spina bifida?

Folic Acid, if in adequate amounts during early pregnancy, can help prevent spina bifida.

What effects does vitamin A have on Spina Bifida?

Vitamin A is not known to affect Spina Bifida. There is a correlation between folic acid deficiency in the mother and Spina Bifida in the baby, though.

How can you prevent yourself from getting Spina Bifida?

You cannot "get" Spina Bifida after you are born. It is a birth defect, which means you are born with it, and that is the only way a person can "get" Spina Bifida.

What vitamin should a nurse recommend to a pregnant woman to reduce the occurrence of spina bifida in her baby?

folic acid

What vitamin when consumed during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida?

folic acid

How many people with Spina Bifida have had children with out Spina Bifida?

My daughter has Spina Bifida and her daughter has Spina Bifida

Can a man with Spina Bidifa be pregnant?

Men cannot be pregnant, with or without Spina Bifida. A man does not have a uterus.

What are the food that cause spina bifida?

Spina Bifida is not caused by any particular food. It is caused by lack of a vitamin, folic acid, which can be obtained FROM foods.

What vitamins can be taken to prevent Spina Bifida?

Folic acid.

Can someone have spina bifida and not be born with it?

No, spina bifida is a birth defect. Therefore, a person has to be born with spina bifida to have it.

Can people with Spina Bifida get pregnant?

Yes, it does not affect the reproductive system.

What are the tests needed to determine spina bifida prenatally?

Taking vitamin B (folic acid) before getting pregnant will lower the risk of Spina Bifida. Ultra sound, Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) and amniocentesis are the tests used in early pregnancy to rule out such abnormalities.

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