Chances of a woman with spina bifida having a baby with spina bifida?

Depends on genetics. The epidemiology of this is different depending on your race and culture and where you live. So it is mostly genetic and also dependent on if you have Folic Acid deficiency in your diet.

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

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. Read more...

Can women with spina bifida have intercourse and babies?

Yes. It is possible for spina bifida females to become pregnant if they have regular menses and are actively maturing ova. The neural tube defect does not by itself preclude the abiltiy to get pregnant provided the endocrine function and uterus/ovaries developed normally. Their fertility should be the same as any other woman. Most important is starting Folic Acid at least 4-5 months before pregnancy. Read more...

Information that can be helpful? Spina bifida occulta risk in babies if mom has it

5-10 x greater. Spina bifida occulta is a common condition occurring in 10-20% of normal healthy people with the most frequently seen form is harmless. The "less common" forms of spina bifida occulta affect the spinal cord & have potential health consequences. Risk of recurrence (mother-parent) is 5-10 times greater than the gen. Population. Seek genetic counseling/medical follow up. Consume Folic Acid daily .4mg. Read more...