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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the development of a baby’s spine and spinal cord with life-long impacts to movement and basic functions. The baby's developing spine fails to close properly resulting in the incomplete growth of the spinal cord, vertebrae and overlying skin which may affect each child differently. Spina bifida is a life-long condition requiring ongoing medical intervention and support.
Target audience:
Parents or carers
Service area:
July 2019
Last reviewed:
March 2024

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