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  • Spina Bifida Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about spina bifida, and how to help students with the birth defect do their best in school.

  • Spina Bifida for Parents


    Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. It's usually detected before a baby is born and treated right away.

  • Spina Bifida for Kids


    Inside your spine is the spinal cord, which is like a closed tube made up of nerves. Spina bifida can occur when there is an opening in the cord.

  • Incontinence Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers need to know about incontinence, and how to help students with the condition succeed in school.

  • Health Problems for Kids


    Even kids can have health problems. Some problems are serious - and some are not so serious. You can get all the info you need about health problems like cancer, asthma, muscular dystrophy, and more.

  • Folic Acid and Pregnancy for Parents


    One of the most important things you can do to help prevent serious birth defects in your baby is to get enough folic acid every day - especially before conception and during early pregnancy.

  • Birth Defects & Genetic Problems for Kids


    Ever wonder what kind of birth defects or genetic problems kids can get? Read these articles to find out.

  • Prenatal Test: Multiple Marker Test for Parents


    The multiple marker test is a blood test done to screen for neural tube defects and chromosomal disorders.

  • Brain & Nervous System for Kids for Kids


    What things can happen when there's a problem with the brain or nervous system? Find out in this subsection just for kids!

  • Prenatal Test: Amniocentesis for Parents


    This test takes a sample of the amniotic fluid. In the second trimester, it can show signs of chromosomal disorders, genetic problems, and neural tube defects. In the third trimester, it can check for infection and Rh incompatibility, and reveal if a baby's lungs are strong enough to breathe normally after birth.