Spina Bifida Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Resources

Fast Facts about Birth Defects

Spina Bifida Fact Card

Did you know that spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S.? Learn more spina bifida facts and help spread the word.

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Get the facts about fetal surgery then share this infographic with your friends and family to help raise awareness of the ways babies can be treated for serious and life-threatening conditions even before they’re born.

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The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization that promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy and community awareness.


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Before Avery was born, doctors discovered she had spina bifida, and she underwent fetal surgery. Fast forward four years, and see Avery run, jump and play.

Birth of a Breakthrough: Spina Bifida Video

This spina bifida video series talks about how to deal with a spina bifida diagnosis for your unborn child, from prenatal diagnosis, to treatment options, delivery and follow-up care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Connor has been in the spotlight since before he was born. Doctors closed a hole in his spine while he was still in his mother's womb. Follow his journey.

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This video about fetal surgery for spina bifida explains spina bifida treatment options, the benefits of spina bifida surgery before birth and more.

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Watch a short video highlighting key aspects of spina bifida care provided at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


March of Dimes is an international organization that works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality and to support expectant and new parents.

The Spina Bifida Association is a comprehensive source of information and resources about spina bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States.

The mission of the Spina Bifida Association of Delaware Valley is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.