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What are the chances of a woman with spina bifida having a baby with spina bifida.?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Spina bifida

A woman who has spina bifida has a 1 - 5% risk of having a baby with spina bifida.
Taking Folic Acid at higher than usual amounts for at least two months prior to conception will decrease the risk of having a baby with spina bifida.

In brief: Spina bifida

A woman who has spina bifida has a 1 - 5% risk of having a baby with spina bifida.
Taking Folic Acid at higher than usual amounts for at least two months prior to conception will decrease the risk of having a baby with spina bifida.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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