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How do you deliver baby with spina bifida?

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Dr. Adesh Tandon
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: As usual

Delivery of a neonate with spina bifida may require some special attention by the obstetrician, but usually the delivery progresses as normal and the spina bifida is addressed after delivery.

In brief: As usual

Delivery of a neonate with spina bifida may require some special attention by the obstetrician, but usually the delivery progresses as normal and the spina bifida is addressed after delivery.
Dr. Adesh Tandon
Dr. Adesh Tandon
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Planning Delivery

Planning for spina bifida, includes the after care.
Unless this is sb occulta, where skin covers the defect, uncovered elements require an upper level nursery for proper infection control & treatment.A fluid blockage in the brain is common, so surgery to close the defect & shunt the fluid are often required.Delivery at or transfer to, a center specializing in such care can improve outcome.

In brief: Planning Delivery

Planning for spina bifida, includes the after care.
Unless this is sb occulta, where skin covers the defect, uncovered elements require an upper level nursery for proper infection control & treatment.A fluid blockage in the brain is common, so surgery to close the defect & shunt the fluid are often required.Delivery at or transfer to, a center specializing in such care can improve outcome.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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