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Neural tube defects

Neural tube defect affects less than one in 1000 pregnancies. There are a number of factors that will increase this risk especially a close family history.

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What is folate and why is it so important in pregnancy?

You’ll need to start taking a daily folic acid supplement if you’re trying for a baby or you've just fallen pregnant. Find out more about folic acid, folate and neural tube defects here.

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Pregnancy checkups, screenings and scans

Knowing what check-ups, screenings and scans to have and when to have them during your pregnancy is important information for every pregnant woman.

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Folate and pregnancy

Folate and folic acid are important for pregnancy since they can help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a condition that affects the normal development of a baby’s spine early in pregnancy.

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NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS – SPINA BIFIDA AND ANENCEPHALY

Neural tube defects (NTDs) occur early in a baby’s development. The neural tube normally develops into the brain and spinal cord. In NTDs, the neural tube fails to ‘zip up’.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Screening tests for neural tube defects

Screening tests can be done to work out the chance that your baby has a neural tube defect (eg spina bifida)

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Neural tube defects: children & teens | Raising Children Network

Neural tube defects are brain and spinal cord abnormalities, including spina bifida, encephalocele and anencephaly. Read how they affect children.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Folic acid (Folate) and pregnancy

Folate is a B group vitamin that helps prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, such as spina bifida

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Folate for pregnant women - Better Health Channel

Even women who aren't planning to have a baby should increase their folate intake in case of unplanned pregnancy.

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