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Is it possible to prevent spina bifida while pregnant?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Folate (folic acid) supplementation before conception and during the 1st trimester can reduce this birth defect as well as some of the developing heart.
A multi-vitamin will suffice.

In brief: Yes

Folate (folic acid) supplementation before conception and during the 1st trimester can reduce this birth defect as well as some of the developing heart.
A multi-vitamin will suffice.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Folic acid

Yes! getting plenty of Folic Acid will reduce the chances of your child having spina bifida.

In brief: Folic acid

Yes! getting plenty of Folic Acid will reduce the chances of your child having spina bifida.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Folate (folic acid)

Folate (folic acid) should be started prior to pregnancy.
This can reduce chances of spina bifida. Please meet with your on/gyn.

In brief: Folate (folic acid)

Folate (folic acid) should be started prior to pregnancy.
This can reduce chances of spina bifida. Please meet with your on/gyn.
Dr. Zachariah George
Dr. Zachariah George
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