Spina bifida - symptoms and how to test
The birth condition known as spina bifida affects the nervous system. Spina bifida occurs when a baby's spine and spinal cord do not grow properly in the pregnancy, leaving a gap in the spine. Women with a body mass index of 30 or above are at increased risk of having a child with spina bifida compared to women of average weight. Women with diabetes may have an increased chance of having a kid with spina bifida. The test may be necessary to rule out genetic disorders, even though spina bifida is seldom related to genetic diseases.