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What is my risk of having another baby with spina bifida?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex question

This question is difficult to answer without additional information such as the type of spina bifida you baby has, the presence of any other abnormalities and a complete family history.
Most cases of isolated spina bifida are sporadic and are not strictly inherited. For a more precise answer, you can seek a genetic evaluation (geneticist/genetic counselor).

In brief: Complex question

This question is difficult to answer without additional information such as the type of spina bifida you baby has, the presence of any other abnormalities and a complete family history.
Most cases of isolated spina bifida are sporadic and are not strictly inherited. For a more precise answer, you can seek a genetic evaluation (geneticist/genetic counselor).
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If simple SB, 4%

Of interest any pregnancy has about a 4% risk of unexpected event, adding together sporadic issues like cleft lip or palate, infection, etc.
While sb is not a straightforward genetic event, previous neural tube defect increases your risk of another to ~4% while 2 prior would increase risk to~10%. A thorough evaluation of your family tree with a geneticist can add up all the factors for any risks.

In brief: If simple SB, 4%

Of interest any pregnancy has about a 4% risk of unexpected event, adding together sporadic issues like cleft lip or palate, infection, etc.
While sb is not a straightforward genetic event, previous neural tube defect increases your risk of another to ~4% while 2 prior would increase risk to~10%. A thorough evaluation of your family tree with a geneticist can add up all the factors for any risks.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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