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.

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Noticed that 3 week old baby has a mild y-shaped bum crack and a very small pink-reddish birth mark out 2 inches above his bum. Dr never mentioned anything. Is this likely spina bifida occulta?

Spina bifida. With an unusual buttock cleaveage and combined with what sounds like a a skin hemangioma it would be worthwhile to have the local MD order an ultrasound as that is an easy noninvasive way to sort out this issue in a baby this age. Read more...
Not necessarily. The rose colored birthmark is likely the same as many have at the base of the neck called a stork's bite. I see them occasionally from the gluteal cleft to the top of the head but usually in the mid-line. The Y shaped cleft is a common variation and rarely associated with a tethered cord (anchored) which would become evident much later but not spina bifida. Read more...