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A 29-year-old female asked:

Helo dr. i had abortion twice due to birth defects. spina bifida and rubella. how i could have saved my baby.is something wrong with me n hubby.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Abortions: It would have helped if your immunizations were up to date and if you had taken vitamins containg Folic Acid to prevent neural tube disorders.
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Splna bifida: There are treatments such as Folic Acid being given before the pregnancy is started that can help reduce considerably the risk of spina bifida. The Folic Acid has to be started before conception by usually at least a month and carried out during the entire pregnancy.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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