I just hope and pray they will walk one day and the brain will be strong and not damaged.
There is a hole at the base of the spine and a sac where the nerves are exposed.
It's a fine balance for the body to maintain the right level of CSF.
In babies with myelomeningocele, the circulation of CSF is often disturbed, and may start to build up, increasing pressure in the brain. With meningocele, the development of the spinal cord is less likely to be seriously affected. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
It is estimated that between five per cent and 10 per cent of the population may have spina bifida occulta without realising it If you're pregnant and in your first trimester, you can reduce of the risk of your baby having spina bifida by taking a supplement containing 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid.
Women who take a folic acid supplement during the first three months of pregnancy are much less likely to give birth to a baby with spina bifida NINDS.
my daughter has no control over bowls but there are great surgeries to fix or help that.
to pray and to take folic acid every day from the day you found out and until you are due........ id advice all mothers who are finding out that there baby has or may have spinia bifida. I have a 10 year old with spina bifida and hydro and she has a shunt.Spina bifida happens when something goes wrong with the development of an unborn baby's spinal cord. The spinal cord is the column of nerves that connect the body's nerve system to the brain. In cases of spina bifida, the spinal column does not fully close over, leaving a gap. There are two main types of spina bifida: Spina bifida occulta (hidden) This is the commonest and mildest form.